When: 2014-08-23

Collection location: Franklin Parker Preserve, Woodland Twp., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

The same small, dainty Amanita we found on August 17th in the same general area of FPP, but not in the same exact spot (see obs 174500). Note the pale yellow piece of the universal veil on the lower half of stipe — now we definitely know it belongs to this mushroom. Specimens not saved.


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By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-08-26 11:22:27 CST (+0800)

I just realized that I tossed these away (it says so in the notes above) before posting this observation and thus cannot check spores for amyloidity. :(
We need RET to resolve this one. :)

True, the water may cause…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-25 12:57:49 CST (+0800)

the gill attachments to seep through the cap surface creating ridges.

The one cited for comparison, obs 174500 , has a radially streaked cap surface which I don’t see on this obs (175241). 174500 also has a smooth small bulb at the stipe base, and this one appears to show more volval structure.

The spores will tell us.

By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-08-25 12:39:41 CST (+0800)

I am not discounting the possibility of this specimen belonging to sect. Amanita before I check for amyloidity. However, waterlogged caps can account for the striations being visible…