When: 2017-09-04

Collection location: Pride, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

No specimen available

Growing in small troops in open areas in or near mixed woods. The volva is lobed and saccate. Appears to belong in section Caesareae, but the unimpressive and apparently ephemeral annulus evident in some of the photos has me puzzled. A. spreta, maybe?

The photographs represent two separate groups, roughly fifty yards apart.



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I’m glad to hear you’re OK.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-10-03 13:17:06 PDT (-0700)

Yes, I agree that 244376 is probably the same species.

Sharp eyes.

Just back from three weeks on the road. Not much sleep.

Very best,


We’re fine, Rod.
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-09-08 10:38:16 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for asking. Louisiana has largely lucked out this go-round. But we’re hurting as a region.

Re: this obs, I’m pretty sure obs 244376 is the same. The broad gills that protrude below the cap margin are evident here too.

Hello, Logan.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-09-08 10:25:49 PDT (-0700)

How are you doing after the hurricane? I hope you’re OK.

Very best,


By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-09-06 19:29:55 PDT (-0700)

I have some material that I handled rather roughly (I just dug it out of a paper sack it was sharing with some boletes and chanterelles). But I put it on the drier for you in any case. I hope it’s still useful.

I think A. recutita sounds pretty close. The broad gills that sort of overtake the cap margins, the ephemeral ring, the sturdy stipe – all of this sounds right.

I think that spreta is possible; however, so is recutita sensu Coker.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-09-06 16:17:07 PDT (-0700)

Also, it is possible that this is something new. It would be very interesting to see dried material of this species, Logan…if you collect some.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss