When: 2016-08-17

Collection location: Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Luke Smithson (Mycofreak )

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White oak and pine forest. On the mainland on Assateague State Park land.


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Thanks for the info Dave…
By: Luke Smithson (Mycofreak )
2016-08-21 16:07:32 CDT (-0400)

Yes, the biting insects at Assateague can be pretty bad…I think it’s better to go out very early in the morning to avoid them. The ticks were pretty thick, too.

I give the horses a wide berth, but there is no end of people getting kicked/bit by them because they don’t respect the animals boundries. The rangers told me that they are going to start requiring people to strap their coolers closed next year because the horses like to knock the coolers over for the food.

And be sure…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-08-18 02:39:43 CDT (-0400)

to watch out for those horses. I have heard they can be a problem for campers.

By: Ryan Patrick (donjonson420)
2016-08-18 00:39:37 CDT (-0400)

Lets not forget some of the largest horse flies in existence. Ill be there labor day week perhaps I’ll try to weather the “swarm,” and see what I can find. :)

From ret’s Amanita Studies Website…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-08-18 00:17:37 CDT (-0400)

account for A. flavorubens… “The volva is absent or present as rings of yellow-brown warts on the bulb or brilliant yellow loose patches appressed to the stem and are large, friable, detersile, sometimes lost during collecting.”

I think this is not inconsistent with the yellow UV deposit seen in the photo here. I have experienced occasional confusion regarding flavoconia/flavorubens.

Assateague Island… How many mosquitoes did you need to swat in order to make this observation? I was there once. The boardwalk/nature-walk turned into a sprint… trying to keep ahead of the swarm.

Hi Dave,
By: Luke Smithson (Mycofreak )
2016-08-17 22:36:47 CDT (-0400)

Did not section stipe or note staining, but was a good bit of yellow veil fragments at base.

Luke, did you section the stipe…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-08-17 22:29:33 CDT (-0400)

and look for any staining on the basal context? I would consider flavorubens here.