When: 2008-09-16

Collection location: Eastern Long Island, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under oak and pine. Fairly large, ~7 inches in diameter, white everywhere.

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Recognized by sight: Looks like an Amanita
55% (1)
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Used references: Amanita Studies site

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Sorry – only have photo
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-25 00:23:11 CDT (-0400)

Sorry, it was only a couple day trip, with only a couple hours free each day. Thought I could get in some photos of the local species, but no way to collect anything (other than some deer ticks…).

Oh, wow!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-25 00:04:55 CDT (-0400)

I wish you had dried material. This looks very interesting. It looks quite a bit like Amanita polypyramis, which I don’t remember being known from Long Island.

Yes, that’s right…at least as far as the NJ/Long Island checklist goes on the Amanita Studies site. If we have a Long Island club lurker, maybe he/she can tell us if the above species is known from Long Island.