Observation 280589: Amanita amerifulva group (Site ID) (Amanita fulva group)

Notes:
Habitat: hemlock forest
Substrate: duff in middle of trail
Abundance: One

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Yes, remnants of…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-07-06 23:21:19 CDT (-0500)

… the “velcro” tissue (Rod’s terminology), seen in many amanitas with a naked eye, courtesy of schizohymenial ontogenesis. This is why the gill edges are “sterile”. i.e., devoid of basidia (probably no cystidia either?).
Here is a quote from Rod found in his website:
“The sterile condition can be recognized as follows: In Amanita, the gill edge is comprised of a “cable-like” grouping of hyphae running the length of the gill edge and giving rise to balloon-like cells of various shapes (singly or in short chains) which separate, collapse, gelatinize, and/or break, facilitating the the separation of the gill edge from the stem or from the partial veil (ring, annulus, skirt) as the elements of the expanding Amanita basidiome are separating.”

Serrated gill edges
By: Ryan Patrick (donjonson420)
2017-07-06 22:11:16 CDT (-0500)

Interesting!

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