Observation 209398: Amanita submaculata Peck

When: 2015-07-09

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)

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Shrinkage of the annulus…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-10 07:15:55 PDT (-0700)

Yes, that happens. The right hand specimen seemed rather fresh and so I thought it might be somehow “different.” Thanks for the information. I’ll go with your judgment.

Very best,


Hi Rod
By: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)
2015-07-10 06:49:15 PDT (-0700)

There’s little doubt in my mind that these two are the same species. They were found in a small patch along with a few other specimens that showed light reddish staining on the lower stipe but were less than photogenic. Both specimens pictured have slightly rooting stems. The one with the gills facing away from the camera had an annulus comparable to the one pictured.

Don’t the membranous annului in most Amanita eventually dry out, shrink slightly, and then collapse?

I think that the specimen on the left (gills hidden) is likely to be…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-09 21:59:15 PDT (-0700)

submaculata. The specimen on the right has a very small partial veil for submaculata. The elongated bulb on the righthand specimen is something I don’t ever recall seeing in Peck’s species.

Very best,