Observation 67221: Squamanita umbonata (Sum.) Bas
When: 2009-09-13
No herbarium specimen

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

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Does not appear to be umbonate
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-11-26 11:35:44 EST (-0500)

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 16:44:59 EDT (-0400)

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: jimmiev
2011-05-12 11:20:25 EDT (-0400)

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 11:04:22 EDT (-0400)
Great find!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-12 07:52:49 EDT (-0400)

Any idea who the host might be?

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