When: 2014-08-05

Collection location: Hickory Run State Park, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

Notes:
It’s appearance at first glance is the easily recognized Shaggy Mane, but this…it almost looks like it didn’t form properly.

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28% (1)
Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: Fungal parasite (white stuff) on an Amanita.

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Thanks!
By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-05-05 18:10:03 EDT (-0400)

I suspected it could have been a fungal parasite (mold). This is the first I’ve found! Interesting even more as it looks like it’s barely been studied. Too bad I didn’t take a sample.