Observation 196531: Amanita Pers.

When: 2015-01-16

Collection location: Pogonip Open Space Reserve, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

No specimen available

Notes:
This was growing under an oak tree.

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-17 13:55:35 EST (-0500)

lacks a rooting base; and soon after the pileus begins to expand, a pinkish bruising becomes visible as if it were below the surface of the cap and separated from view by frosted glass. This is very distinctive.

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