Observation 23942: Amanita Pers.

When: 2009-08-03

Collection location: Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: tangoking (tangoking)

No specimen available

This mushie was found on a foray, but the species was not conclusively identified.

~ Manasquan Reservoir, Central New Jersey, U.S.A.
~ On a sandy area near the water
~ Under a pine tree
Gills: White, Free, Dense
Stem: Thick! 8cm long, 6cm wide, white, rough
~ perhaps hollow? There’s a hole in the bottom.
Cap: 6cm young, estimate 15cm when mature. White with tan scales.
Spore print color: No idea. The group leader took the shroom.
Bruising: none
Other information: The most unusual aspect of this mushie was its weight and thickness. It was perhaps the heaviest mushie that I’ve ever held! At least a pound.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, New Jersey, U.S.A.’ to ‘Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center, New Jersey, USA



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By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-08-04 10:58:02 CDT (-0400)

Take an close-up of the scales through a hand lens for detail.

Example here: http://mushroomobserver.org/23904?search_seq=628804

— Patrick

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-08-04 10:44:32 CDT (-0400)

What led you to the conclusion that this is A. amerirubescens var. alba.

Does it not stain red/blush like A. amerirubescens?

The description by tangoking does not mention any bruising is why I ask.

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