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When: 2008-10-15

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Two of this extraordinary Amanita were growing just within the drip line of an Eastern white pine near the edge of the big stand.

First three photos: a mushroom I left undisturbed. Despite this, it was gone two days later, on the 17th. It was tea-saucer sized and about as high as wide.

Next five photos: in situ photos of mushroom number two, from above and from the side. This one was partly covered in needle duff, unlike the first. It was actually a bit larger, but it wasn’t the one that caught my eye from afar, due to this duff.

Next: mushroom two, uprooted, from the side, in its entirety.

Next three: mushroom two, stipe base, various angles, close-up. Definitely from section Amanita, the muscarioid mushrooms.

Next: top of stem, ring, angled view of gills, cap margin.

Next two: underside of cap, flat-on view of gills, whole and zoomed.

Next three: environs. First, base of tree with both mushrooms visible. Then zoom-out. The tree near the center is the one. It and the tree in the foreground on the right are Eastern white pine; the tree to the left looks like jack pine. Last: top of the tree with the mushrooms beneath.

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