Observation 73658: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2011-08-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I didn’t have a trowel with me, and upon attempting to uproot the mushroom with a stick I clumsily broke off the root-like bulb — it definitely had a rooting stipe.

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I agree, Rod.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-10 12:12:34 CDT (-0500)

That cap doesn’t say lepidella to me, either.

The gills look a bit pinkish, altho there are certainly other leps with pinkish gills.

It is fairly easy to grow up amanitas at home…provide a cup or container wide enough to hold its base, line it with damp paper towels or damp (not soaking!) sphagnum moss, then cover loosely with another cup or container that will cover the expanded cap (tricky). I then tape a microscope slide to the lower cup to catch the spore drop. Leave in a cool place, out of the sun, until it produces spores.

Rod,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2011-08-10 11:19:08 CDT (-0500)

I didn’t take this Amanita with me. I had a basket full of boletes I needed to ID and process for consumption at home. Besides, I lack essential skills, such as expanding basidiocarps and properly dessicating/lyopholizing specimens for future studies. I just hoped that the pictures and a brief description would provide enough information for an expert, like yourself, to successfully ID what could be a known Pine Barrens Amanita species…

Were you able to get a spore print?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-10 10:13:22 CDT (-0500)

The annulus is covering (as best it can) the gills in the pix. Did you try to expand the specimen at home?

Also, I think it might prove worthwhile to consider the possibility of both sect. Validae and sect. Lepidella in trying to put a name to this critter.

Rod

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