Observation 54620: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer
When: 2010-10-02
No herbarium specimen

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28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growing in sandy soil with white and pitch pine. No annulus observed.
50% (1)
Based on microscopic features: Amyloid spores

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Thanks Eric,
By: groundhog
2014-04-19 05:29:05 NZST (+1200)

This material has been recieved and accessioned to Rods herbarium. We have scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

Rod, you’re welcome.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-04 13:19:28 NZDT (+1300)

I had a lot of fun collecting the material. I found many things that were new to me and I’m (slowly) learning Amanita taxonomy. I hope it rounds out your herbarium material from this area. Enjoy.

I went back
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-10-04 12:27:34 NZDT (+1300)

today and found another specimen. It wasn’t in the best shape but it had a fragile collapsed annulus just over half way up the stem. KOH on the cap was negative.

Very curious, BZ…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-04 04:10:46 NZDT (+1300)

I don’t recognize this off the top of my head. Looks like an Amanita of section Amanita; however, maybe it belongs in the Validae and has striations on the cap because it is depauperate.

At first glance, I that it was a Gymnopus.

By the way, a public thank you is here recorded for all the dried material you brought to the NEMF workshop. Many thanks.

Very best,


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