Observation 67221: Squamanita umbonata (Sumst.) Bas

When: 2009-09-13

Collection location: Erving State Park, Erving, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Joshua Hutchins (Joshruum)

No specimen available

Everyone thought that I had found an Armillaria but nobody could say what it was…It was only after the spores were looked at that I found out what I had found.

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Eye3 Eyes3
Based on microscopic features: was sent to Harvard Herbarium by Larry Millman and was confirmed as Squamanita umbonata

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got spore photos? what made the spores stand out?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-09-07 19:33:48 PDT (-0700)

it might not be umbonata (it truly doesn’t have that pointed umbo) but that would make it even rarer, eh? Surely Squamanita, at any rate.

Oh wait, I take it back. I can see umbos in some of them.

Pat yourself on the back for this one!

Does not appear to be umbonate
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-11-26 08:35:44 PST (-0800)

Are you sure this is S. umbonata? If it was that species, with 5 fruit bodies I would expect at least one to have the classic conical cap shape.

This is the rarest mushroom I have found to date, and I was lucky enough to take a picture of them
By: Joshua Hutchins (Joshruum)
2011-05-23 13:44:59 PDT (-0700)

It was a defining moment in my life when I found this mushroom. I stayed behind while everyone kept walking and THAT is when I found these rare mushrooms. Of course I had no Idea what they were, but luckily I had a mycologist with me (Larry Millman) who promptly sent them to Harvard to be ID’d

By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2011-05-12 08:20:25 PDT (-0700)

Inocybe oblectabilis is listed here

ny_Griffits_Squamanita_paradoxa_2010.pdf —→ http://tinyurl.com/5u258jy

even the name is cool…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-05-12 08:04:22 PDT (-0700)
Great find!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-12 04:52:49 PDT (-0700)

Any idea who the host might be?

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