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Observation 11393: Amanita Pers.

When: 2008-09-21

Collection location: Mepkin Abbey, Berkeley Co., South Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Leo Heuser (lheuser)

No specimen available

The stems were all eaten up with worms, so I couldn’t get the volva out of the ground. Found in the grass beneath a live oak.


Proposed Names

-75% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms – Nancy Smith Weber and Alexander H Smith
Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms – Gary H. Lincoff
62% (3)
Recognized by sight: Long marginal striations, ring on stipe, geographic locality, other material collected from the Carolinas this year, etc. This looks like the species of Amanita sect. Hemibapha that has been posted by others and confused with Amanita banningiana. Amanita caesareae is a strictly European species. Among other character differences, it has short marginal striations.

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Add Comment
Drying collections…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-22 00:38:57 CDT (-0400)

It seems we are shifting back to a phase on MO in which few collections are being dried and preserved despite the interesting nature of several collections. Of course, I notice this particularly in the Amanitaceae.

Please consider drying specimens that are photographed and posted to this site.

Very best,