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Observation 241567: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2016-06-09

Collection location: Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

In many ways, matches A. praecox, including spore size/shape. But caps were dry, and there was no sign of hemlock in the area where they were found. There were 6-8 of these scattered in an ~30 square yard area. The mushrooms appear to be associated with a 2-3 needle pine (maybe Scotch pine). Other trees include maple, ash, (and I think some small oaks).

Spore shape wrong for sp-S01.

Spores 7.5-9.5 × 7-9.5.


Taken 6-13-16.

Proposed Names

58% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: discussion at obs 114780
29% (1)
Used references: See discussion.

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It is possible that stranella and praecox are the same species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-06-13 10:20:16 EDT (-0400)

It is even possible that xylinivolva should be added to the list of taxonomic synonyms.

Very best,