collected for RET
no annulus,
small with Sticky pale yellow caps


shot under florescent lamp

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Saccate volva present

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-08-13 16:17:00 CDT (-0400)

Thank you!

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-05 20:03:38 CDT (-0400)


By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-05 20:03:29 CDT (-0400)
These are going to have to await
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-06-05 14:34:17 CDT (-0400)
your examination. They are dried and bagged.
Splitting the stem from top to bottom is the best way to reveal a bulb inside a sack.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-05 11:14:22 CDT (-0400)

The incurved cap margin on the expanding cap makes me question section Vaginatae.

Very best,


By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-06-05 07:25:31 CDT (-0400)

the “bulbiness” I thought I saw previously seems much more spurious now. :)

Could they be
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-06-05 07:22:41 CDT (-0400)
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-06-05 07:17:28 CDT (-0400)

Gotcha. These particular little yellow ones feel unusual. I’m not sure I’ve encountered them previously. There’s also the issue with having vague memories of what I’ve found in this exact spot previously—Which were all Amanita sect. Amanita group specimens, all with a very similar pale yellow glow.

My confidence is always low! :)

The southern species that I know that looks like a species of the Vaginatae
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-04 18:22:03 CDT (-0400)

and has a yellow cap and a bulb and quickly loses its partial veil is sp-S01 (described from the Carolinas, too); however, it has only a short limb above a distinct bulb. The volva in this case has some substantial height on it.

Have you cut the stem lengthwise to see if there really is a bulb? In the Vaginatae it is often clear the stem’s central cylinder (often hollow at maturity) only has material of the volva closing off it lower end—-no bulb ever.

Very best,


I definitely
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-06-03 15:08:05 CDT (-0400)

wanted these to be sect. Vaginatae, but I was convinced there was something of a bulb but a bulb + resistant UV, a bit like a Phalloideae.

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