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Observation 293338: Amanita Pers.

When: 2017-10-04

Collection location: Bent of the River Audubon Center, Southbury, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christine Young (cmy610)

No specimen available

These 2 mushrooms were growing in a grassy area under an Eastern hemlock tree.


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Recognized by sight: I believe there’s a small area of reddish-brown stain on the expanded cap surface.

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By: Christine Young (cmy610)
2017-10-06 12:12:57 EDT (-0400)

Interesting thought as it has certainly been unusually warm in addition to dry.

I wonder if the extreme dryness..
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-10-05 20:51:41 EDT (-0400)

and high temperatures may hinder the development of rubescence in A. flavorubens…?

By: Christine Young (cmy610)
2017-10-05 20:30:43 EDT (-0400)

Thanks for the info, I didn’t know that. I will keep that in mind in the future. Yes, it has been super dry – no real soaking rain in 2-3 weeks. Hoping for some rain early next week though.

If a specimen of A. flavorubens is vertically sectioned…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-10-05 19:14:41 EDT (-0400)

then an area of rubescence is often seen inside the lower part of the stipe. Has the weather been really dry up there in CT?