Same exact one square yard of area where I have collected this species several times in the past. Mowed path through overgrown area with young oak and young white pine nearby.

I considered leaving the button in place, but the local critters have been chomping everything in this spot. Also thought it may be useful to have an immature specimen preserved.

Root attached to the stipe base of the more mature specimen. Not sure if this is part of the mushroom or just a grass root that adhered to the stipe base.

Stipe bases buried up to the upper rims of the volvas. This seems to be typical, at least for the ones I have collected in this spot.


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The voucher material for this observation has been accessioned in our herbarium.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-07-19 09:42:20 EDT (-0400)

This will help delimit A. cyclops.

It think that its funny that the Cyclops was a giant, and this critter so small.

Thank you, again.

Very best,


By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-08-22 09:31:36 EDT (-0400)