Observation 100090: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

When: 2012-07-08

Collection location: New London Co., Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

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Nothing distinct I noticed not pictured. I think it was found by a mix of trees. Not much of a patchy cap, so I’ll not go past “could be” in my guess.



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I believe that the species name A. vaginata…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-12 09:47:41 PDT (-0700)

is not currently being applied to any of the North American mushrooms within section Vaginatae. If you browse this website for Amanita observations, you will find plenty of North American observations labeled “Amanita sect. Vaginatae.”

I think this one is probably not A. ceciliae. For this type, usually the remains of the crumbly (friable) volval sac may be observed as a gray deposit on the lower part of the stipe. Usually this deposit is not buried, or is just under the surface.

It’s a good idea to try to excavate the lower portion of the stipe for any type of amanita, as these details are often key ID characters. However, with some types, this can be difficult to accomplish.

or a:
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-07-11 21:20:17 PDT (-0700)

Also seems like an A. ceciliae w/o the patchy quality. Oh, and I did look at the base, dug around a little (maybe could have done even more), and found no vulva.

Created: 2012-07-11 21:15:25 PDT (-0700)
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