Notes: Hemlock woods. A few flattened white patches on the cap. Stipe base buried; no bulb, sparse friable volva which was virtually impossible to dig up intact.
No obvious signs of red or brown staining.
Hoping for a few spores to drop.
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and I agree. Being a bit more careful and measuring to the nearest 1/16 inch (the zoomed in version) it appears most of these spores have q around or just under 1.7.
I’ll look for it again. It’s one of my favorite hunting sites in the Poconos. Hopefully we have the right kind of weather for NEMF in August. This location is on my way to the foray site.
We have this dried specimen now, David, and cataloged it for the herbarium this morning. This seems very much like Amanita maryaliceae nom. prov. for which I have an old photo on WAO here:
The spores in the image seem mostly to have a Q probably below 1.7, which is the case with what I know of maryaliceae. It’s neat to know that you found with Hemlock. I think Mary and I first found it in New England Hemlock-Hardwood forest in western Massachusetts many years back.
And it seems prety interesting. Amyloid spores are ellipsoid fairly elongate… Average length about 8 mu or so, q>1.7. Posting a photo.
Drying the material and will bring along to NEMF.
I hope you get a spore print.
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