Observation 77203: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý

These actually found on Rt. 30 a few miles from the foray. They are an entirely different beast than we have down at the Maryland coast. Very handsome and robust. I brought a couple of fruiting bodies home to spread under white pines nearby – just to see if they take hold. I cut them up into small fragments and spread them under white pines that have produced A. muscari (and many other mushrooms) in the past. Within 12 hours 95% of the fragments had been eaten by some critters, apparently squirrels. Within 3 days, there did not appear to be any fragments left. Whatever ate it must have liked it, at least on some level. I am sure some spores fell into the needles, but it was not the innoculation I had hoped for.

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opalescent cap – rich yellow with orangish center
Remnants of veil hanging from cap
In my experience, a distinctive base
Under White Pine. You may see a few bright yellow Suillus in there too.
Fantastically split cap – I have no reason to think this is uncommon.

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Thanks Rod!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-09-29 20:32:47 CDT (-0400)

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