When: 2018-06-24

Collection location: Stockbridge, Henry Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available

Growing on edge of mixed-pine woods. Cap strongly striate, grayish volva remnants. Stipe membranous/felty. Base without bulb. Spores are smooth, globose to slightly subglobose; infrequently truncated. 6.4-10.8 × 6-10


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I am no less interested in the dried material. :)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-26 16:53:28 EEST (+0300)


By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2018-06-26 14:55:31 EEST (+0300)

Put this under the microscope again with higher magnification and some oil/again, my description should be disregarded. Spores are globose, infrequently ovoid.

That is a very unusual description for a spore from any amanita.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-25 15:25:36 EEST (+0300)

Amanita spores don’t usually have any “corners”. They usually have a more flattened area near the apiculus. This is common to spores of any basidiomycetes that are ejected from the basidium. A picture would really help me.

Very best,


I have some dried material
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2018-06-25 14:59:49 EEST (+0300)

That should be ready for you shortly. And by truncated, I mean an abruptly flattened base on the spore. Disclaimer: I’m a true novice

Can you draw me (or otherwise show me) what you mean by a “truncated spore”?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-25 07:25:52 EEST (+0300)

I don’t think I understand.

Very best,


This is something in group with a darkening and friable volva.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-25 07:24:26 EEST (+0300)

We’ve found quite a few of these now. It would be interesting to get DNA from this lady.

Very best,


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