Collection location: Northwest of Wickenburg, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA [Click for map]
Who: Unknown (bryan47451)
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:57 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘NW of Wickenburg, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA’ to ‘Northwest of Wickenburg, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA’
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This was picture was taken at a quick stop at the joshua trees on the way back from Las Vegas. It is about 1.5hrs from my house, if it is still there.
If you ever go the area, I found it near the roadside table picnic area at the joshua trees NW of Wickenburg on Highway 93, west side of the highway. There are two gates to enter the fence. I entered through the overgrown southern-most gate. It was probably about 20’ west of the gate. It had rained for the previous three days before I was there.
On the chance that this is one of the amanitas that doesn’t form mycorrhizae with trees, I would absolutely love to have a dried specimen of the item in this photograph. I know that there are such taxa in high desert in Arizona. I’ve collected at least two such species in the state. On the Amanita Studies site, see (for example) A. prairiicola.