When: 2017-05-28

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53°N 78.15°W [Click for map]

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting in thin, sandy soil. Fragile sac-like volva. Cap 6 cm. Gray. The small one had not emerged from the soil yet.


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By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2017-06-03 16:55:07 CDT (-0400)

back where I found it and see if the young one is now up. I did not remove it from the soil. If yes, I will cut in half and photograph, then put in dehydrator and send to you.

I cannot remember seeing one like this here before.


why not cut one in half and photograph?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-03 13:52:42 CDT (-0400)

looks like a bulb at the base.

Swamped with work and responding slowly to some recent MO posts.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-06-03 11:00:40 CDT (-0400)

This is a very interesting species. If you have dried material, I’d like to look at it, Penny. Logan, thanks for proposing sect. Vaginatae for this species; your proposal drew my attention in a period in which I cannot look at all amanitas that are posted.

I’m hoping this is new or that it is one of the species I have only seen before in sandy soil of the Northern Neck of Virginia near Weems or Kilmarnock with old oaks.

Very best,


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