Collection location: Pride, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]
Found under pines.
On cap: dark warts concentrated over the disk and becoming diffuse toward the appendiculate margin. Gills have powdery remnants of partial veil. Stipe: no annulus but powdery remnants of partial veil.
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you appreciate it, Rod. It was a pleasure seeing these. Over the course of a mile or so, I saw probably eight or ten, all expanded and gorgeous. They must have popped up after the rain we had last night. Otherwise, I can’t imagine the caps retaining that lovely pattern of warts.
I unfortunately didn’t grab one. I had boletes on the brain and was leaving unmolested most everything else. I’ll try to make it back their in the coming days to try to snag one for you.
your ecological description to the webpage for hesleri.
One of the mistakes that got made in the attempt to split the genus Amanita (2012 attempt) was to say that none of the taxa in Bas’ subsect. Vittadiniae occurred in forests with mycorrhizal trees. So in the “rebuttal” to the two splitting attempts, hesleri got its 15 secs. of fame because it and its two compatriots in stirps Hesleri occur in forest with multiple families of mycorrhizal trees.
there were, Rod. The area is dominated by longleaf pine and yaupon, but there are some water oaks and magnolia spread out.
Any deciduous trees within 50 feet, say?