Observation 24712: Amanita elongata Peck

When: 2009-08-23

Collection location: Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave in NE PA

Specimen available

Same area as where I found another similar example that Rod IDed as elongata.



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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-27 12:42:59 CDT (-0400)

That’s the ticket. I hope both critters behave well for you scope!


Went back to the collection site today
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-08-26 23:22:21 CDT (-0400)

and got a couple more of these. Should have some spores to look at tomorrow. Also plucked a classic flavoconia for the purpose of seeing the spore shape contrast.

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-26 23:12:30 CDT (-0400)

It is still possible to get good spore data from spores on the gills when a mushroom is mature and pristine.


I didn’t
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-08-26 01:57:23 CDT (-0400)

take a spore print with this one. The fruit body was in such excellent condition; I just wanted to get it dehydrated before it decomposed.

I’d say probably so
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-25 12:36:18 CDT (-0400)

There is a spore shape difference between A. elongata and A. flavoconia. Checking the size and length/width ratio of the spores is a good way to confirm that this is A. elongata … in our current state of knowledge. Basic info is on the relevant species pages on the Amanita Studies site. The length/width ratio info is on (at least) the New Jersey Pine Barrens and the Great Smoky Mtns. Nat. Pk. checklist pages.


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