Notes:
Texas Hill Country
Found in association with Quercus fusiformis with Juniperus ashei in alkiline soil. Had to dig out the volva for both, they were about 1 1/2 inches underground. Pleasant non-destinct scent; gracile stem lacking a bulbous base; large patch of veil remains on cap; slight striation of the cap margin; skirtlike annulus on one while the other displays a seemingly ephemeral annulus; brown coloration on a loose sac like volva.

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53% (3)
Recognized by sight: Saccate UV enclosing a totally elongating stipe + PV/annulus + faintly striate caps; unlikely to be a sect. Amidella
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: See comments

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Some other fungus is growing on this matieral. There are hyphae connecting…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-10-12 09:56:42 CDT (-0500)

the gill surfaces that are very probably not hyphae of the Amanita. This looks like an early stage of infection by a Hypomyces (just picking an example of a possible attacker).

R

Given the short marginal striation and the fact that I have seen albino specimens…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-06-19 19:07:16 CDT (-0500)

of A. spreta. This could be Amanita spreta.

Amanita spreta is associated with Quercus. In Roosevelt, it grows on lawns under that genus of tree and appears to be associated with it in the Roosevelt cemetery.

Very best,

Rod

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