When: 2017-05-30

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

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I don’t recognize these. Growing in pine duff in troops.


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“Agaricus amygdalinus”
By: Rick Kerrigan (rwkerrigan)
2017-08-02 09:59:42 CDT (-0400)

Hola! These are the spitting image, based on two watercolor paintings in the UNC library, of what M. A. Curtis named Agaricus amygdalinus. (The paintings are reproduced in my 2016 book.) The name suggests the typical odor! For technical reasons, that name is illegitimate; unless it turns out that someone like Murrill also described it, a new name would still be needed. The species has not been studied in ‘modern times’ and all data including an ITS DNA sequence would be very welcome.

Krieger’s painting of his A. auricolor figures a rather different mushroom; more orange, for one thing. There are several yellow/orange species in the S.E. USA, mostly under-studied; don’t expect the few ‘obvious’ names to always apply correctly.

One mushroom in the photos here resembles A. floridanus, so a critical comparison of all three of these species should be made when more specimens allow that. I strongly encourage collectors to give any new collections the full whammy.

Gonna do some mountains
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-30 16:50:45 CDT (-0400)

this year too. Almost everything I’ve posted comes from the same tiny 1930s founded state park. It blows my mind how much stuff I’ve been able to locate there!
Thanks again for the almond scent tidbit! I now realize I’ve seen this little booger here before!

By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-05-30 16:41:28 CDT (-0400)

You find some really cool critters, Geoff. Looking through your catalogue makes me want to hop in my truck and head for NC!

By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-30 16:37:01 CDT (-0400)

Hole in ONE. They smell like Marzipan!

By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-05-30 16:31:14 CDT (-0400)

What do they smell like, Geoff? A. auricolor should have a sweet almondy smell.

in the close up of
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-30 16:05:01 CDT (-0400)

the shot on the measure — does the PV look to be Cortina-like?

Why not indeed!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-30 15:41:32 CDT (-0400)

I have no idea what these are, the caps are well textured and the gills look to be turning pink – suggesting a dark spored mushroom. I was hoping someone would recognize them!

why not Agaricus?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-30 15:39:31 CDT (-0400)

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