Observation 278296: Amanita sect. Amanita

My first amanita of the 2017 season! In my experience, this is very early for amanitas in my area, but this critter is apparently hosted by the pines that do support a number of fungi (mostly boletes) in mid- to late spring in the Pine Barrens.
A single small and immature fruiting body growing at the entrance to the Pakim Pond parking lot next to pitched pines and a red oak. I didn’t disturb the specimen. The lighting conditions were not great, so the pix are of so-so quality.
The cap margin appears to be striate. The bulb is ornamented with a fragile collar of the UV. There is probably a ring, but I couldn’t orient the camera for a shot from below. This is not praecox; probably something close to “sp-SO1”?


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Created: 2017-06-06 19:41:12 CDT (-0400)
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