Observation 98759: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2011-10-23

Collection location: Ft. Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hilary Hart (Hilary)

No specimen available

Cap: Bright yellow with a few small, white patches. Ovoid, striation at the margin.

Gills: White, free, close.

Stipe: White, NO ANNULUS on either specimen. Tapered, narrowing at the top.

Base: “Collared” bulbous base.

Odor: Not distinctive.

Habitat: Terrestrial, growing in hardwood forest.

Bruising: None

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My initial guess is A. praecox -
By: Hilary Hart (Hilary)
2016-02-27 16:14:05 PST (-0800)

because it is ringless, has a striated margin, and a similar looking bulb (with a second, inner layer of voval material on the lower stipe). However, what throws me off is that it is reportedly found “nearly always” with Canadian Hemlock – which I don’t think grows in Florida (although this one was found on the border of Georgia). I don’t recall what trees were exactly nearby, except that it was in a hardwood/conifer forest.

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