Observation 13842: Amanita smithiana Bas

When: 2008-11-07

Collection location: Ti Bar Fire Station, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

Notes:
This specimen growing in mixed douglas fir forest. The stem is filled with a firm translucent substance.

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This specimen was very white all over with a prominent bulb and volva. It was growing in mixed douglas fir forest. The shaggy stem I have not seen before in the few of these I have observed, and I didn’t notice much of an annulus.
This specimen was very white all over with a prominent bulb and volva. It was growing in mixed douglas fir forest. The shaggy stem I have not seen before in the few of these I have observed, and I didn’t notice much of an annulus.
This specimen was very white all over with a prominent bulb and volva. It was growing in mixed douglas fir forest. The shaggy stem I have not seen before in the few of these I have observed, and I didn’t notice much of an annulus.

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good observations.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-16 10:18:07 PST (-0800)

smithiana in youth is completely covered in a fluffy white and flocculent universal veil; both it and the flocculent annulus are easily lost due to age/handling. the extreme, spiky appearance of this particular stipe is probably just environmentally caused.

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