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TZ #101 Tanzanian Amanita
Collection date: Jan 29, 2016
Collection #: TZ #101
Collected by: Johannes (Johann) Harnisch
\ # 240601
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Collection location: Mufindi, Mafinga, Iringa, Tanzania, East Africa. on red unfertile earth, In Miombo woodlands (images of surrounding trees/plants also collected). Solitary. Collected within 25M of Collection #- TZ #100
GPS Location: 36M 730,260.2e 9,068,627.7n (UTM format) 6,275 feet elevation
Collected in the rainy season, rained night before collection.
Medium sized Amanita. One soft textured, very fragile, single, solitary, specimen collected and described.
Pileus: 105mm diameter, 13mm thick, white, convex, not striate, context thick, suddenly thinning at margin. Soft. Dry.
Lamellae: Ivory white, touching stipe i.e. not free, adnate, nearly distant. Lamellulae present between each full lamellae and extending 25% of the distance from pileus margin to stipe apex.
Stipe: Length- apex to top of bulb- 70mm, mid-span width 25mm. Gradual enlarging toward base, solid, with small cotton like patches. White, fragile.
Annular ring soft, cotton like,
Bulb: 50mm long, then suddenly tapering, tapered portion tap root like and projecting at least 25mm beyond bulb base. Rooting. Bulbous base width max 32mm, white with small dirty brown specs, no staining,
Universal veil remains on pileus, cream, white, slightly yellowish. Soft cotton like patches easily pealed off surface.
Odor strong, nearly of mothballs or cleaner.

This observation is part of the study of Amanita in Tanzania, and includes the images of the specimens and the nearby vegetation.
The dried specimens and descriptions will be sent to Rod for examination.

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The voucher for this collection has been sampled and sent for DNA sequencing.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-05-31 16:18:23 CDT (-0400)

Thank you for the material.

Very best,

Rod