When: 2015-09-27

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53°N 78.15°E [Click for map]

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

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Fruiting on ground under loblolly pines. Coated with powdery white substance. It had rained the previous day. Very large, caps up to 25 cm diameter.


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You’re welcome, Penny.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-29 22:39:42 UTC (+0000)

I hear that the 2016 NAMA foray will be in the neighboorhood of Front Royal…not too distant from Culpeper County.

Very best,


Thanks! The powder reminded
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2015-09-29 22:03:52 UTC (+0000)

me of powdered sugar.

The large cap size with small powdery warts is another hint that this is …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-29 21:41:36 UTC (+0000)
The rings of very small warts around the top of the subglobose bulb…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-29 21:39:01 UTC (+0000)

is pretty strongly suggestive of A. polypyramis of which we just saw several at the NAMA 2015 foray in western North Carolina.

Very best,