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Observation 146454: Amanita smithiana Bas

Why it is important to be extra careful picking matsutakes! This can have warts…or not. You may pick the volva … or not. May have an annulus … or not.


In situ.
In situ.
Instead of the noramal white warts, this one has blackish warts.
The volva … or not.
This one had an annulua, but some do not.
Another A. smithiana in situ. Rather close to the first: about 5 feet distant.
Collar-like volva.
Gills almost pinkish on this specimen.
Same gills, same specimen.
Why some specimens don’t show cap warts.
Another specimen.
Another specimen.
Another specimen.

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You’re welcome, Daniel.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-09-26 11:36:41 MST (-0700)


Thanks, RET.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-26 10:07:53 MST (-0700)

I’ll try to get the photos separated soon.

All were found in close proximity to each other, off a parking area. I think there was 30 feet between specimens.

Nice series of photos, Daniel.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-09-25 17:32:53 MST (-0700)

With the short, pointed bulb on the stem base, I think that this is more likely to be A. silvicola than A. smithiana. The base of the latter is long and rooting.

Very best,