Observation 73656: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2011-08-07
No herbarium specimen

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no inhaling? that makes you Presidential Material! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-10 10:21:08 PDT (-0700)

no worries as to inhaling killer spores or such here…and lepidella odor can be a great clue for ID work. You don’t even have to dig them up to do so, as long as you don’t mind gettin’ a bit down and dirty.

Some day I’d love to hunt those Pine Barrens with y’all. I’ve heard great things about them, and not just about Amanita and Bolete species…

No sniff, Debbie!
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2011-08-10 10:14:13 PDT (-0700)

I was afraid to inadvertainly inhale that white powder, and I’ve never inhaled in my life, you see… :-)

can you really ID this to sp. w/out seeing the whole specimen?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-10 10:06:08 PDT (-0700)

let alone doing none of the microscopy?

is chlorinosoma really the only eastern lepidella with a highly flocculent universal and partial veil and robust stature??? Wouldn’t THAT make our taxonomic lives a bit easier! ;)

I ask because I would really like to know the answers, and any shortcut, as it were, to eastern lepidella ID is always welcome. My ignorance on this topic is vast…

Did you give this beauty a sniff, I.G.?

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2011-08-10 09:25:11 PDT (-0700)

thank you for your comments. Following my failure to properly extract the Amanita in obs. #73658 and being short on time, I left this mushroom untouched…

Amanita chlorinosma
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-10 08:27:23 PDT (-0700)

The very weakly structured annulus/ring/partial veil is consistent with A. chlorinosma as is the proportionately robust fruiting body and the coating of pulverulence-flocculence on the stem and cap.  It would be cool to see the bulb and to know something about the spores.  If you have a dried specimen of the mushroom pictured in this observation, I would very much like to have the opportunity to examine it.


Not much question about what section ot place this in…is there?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-10 08:16:32 PDT (-0700)

Very interesting.

Do you have a dried specimen? Can you tell us anything about the bulb?


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