Public Description of Amanita albocreata (G.F. Atk.) E.-J. Gilbert

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Name: Amanita albocreata (G.F. Atk.) E.-J. Gilbert
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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae


General Description:

Cap: White to pale yellow with easily removed flaky patches or warts of whitish volva remnants. The center can range from tan to creamy yellow in color. The cap feels smooth and sticky when moist.

Gills/Lamellae: Lamellae can be free or slightly adnate. They are cream to pale cream in color with a minutely flocculose edge.

Stem/Stipe: The stipe typically has a volva, but lacks a ring. The notable bulb bears a distinct white collar as do some species with rings including Amanita multisquamosa, Amanita velatipes, and Amanita pantherina.

Flesh: This mushroom has thin and sticky flesh under the cap.

Spores and microscopic features: The spores measure (7.3-) 7.7 – 9.5 (-11.6) x 6.6 – 8.4 (-9.4) ┬Ám and are globose to subglobose or occasionally broadly ellipsoid and inamyloid. Clamps are rare at bases of basidia.


Distribution:

Amanita albocreata has been reported from the northeastern USA and southeastern Canada.


Habitat:

Typically found in hardwood-hemlock forests.

It normally grows between the rainy months of June and August.


Description author: Nathan Wilson (Request Authorship Credit)


Created: 2011-09-05 20:24:20 CEST (+0200) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2011-09-06 03:38:15 CEST (+0200) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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