Observation 73947: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2011-08-14
No herbarium specimen

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Thanks for the spore photo…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-15 14:11:47 MST (-0700)

From what I can see there (that is the spores that are apparently in lateral view in that photo), I think this is very probably a species that is fairly common here in Roosevelt, NJ under mature oaks on lawns. It is eaten by gray squirrels rather commonly. The spores are predominantly broadly ellipsoid to ellipsoid with an average length very close to 10 microns. The cap color, size, etc. also fits your material. In my notes I think I may have confused it with a second undescribed taxon; and, as a consequence, I’ve never posted the data for the species. I have no material of this species from Canada (if I remember correctly) and would very much like to have dried material, if you have the opportunity to send some mature specimens.

I am planning to publish this species after making sure I have removed any data that might have been derived from different taxa with similarly shaped spores. :-(

Very best,

Rod

spore print
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2011-08-15 10:27:23 MST (-0700)

photo added

Size was about
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2011-08-15 10:12:33 MST (-0700)
6" – 15 cm Sandy soil trees – maple, oak, beech I found several of the same size If I find again all let you know
Very interesting…thanks for the posting, Eva.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-15 06:22:11 MST (-0700)

I would be interested to know about the dimensions of this spccimen and about the forest trees and soil where it was found.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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