Notes:
Fruiting from ground, well packed path area. Total height 14 cm, more than 1/3 in soil. Volva remnants adhered to soil. specimen dried.

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Knife is 12 cm total length. Orange part is 6.5 cm.

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Material accessioned in RET herbarium.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-09-19 22:11:24 JST (+0900)

Thank you for sending the voucher material for this observation.

Very best,

Rod

If this is insinuans, then it is one of only two (or three) taxa in North America…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-08 05:37:51 JST (+0900)

that belong to the Vaginatae and have a raggedy (but real) partial veil.

Your collection would extend the range of the species from Baton Rouge to Virginia. Pretty substantial.

So I would definitely like to see your collection very much. :)

Thank you for the offer.

Very best,

Rod

No pecan trees near this one,
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2018-08-07 19:57:42 JST (+0900)

but lots of hickory trees and oaks in the area.

Yes I did dry the specimen in the photo! Would you like me to send it?

Also, I saw two additional specimens of what appeared to be the same thing nearby the next day, but unfortunately I was not able to photograph or collect them.

Best wishes

Penny

The weakly structured universal veil in Penny’s photo is very interesting…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-07 19:04:10 JST (+0900)

…and consistent with the lack of basal universal veil material in the Baton Rouge collection illustrated on the incomplete WAO page.

Rod

I seem to make that typo rather frequently.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-07 18:40:08 JST (+0900)

Yes, I meant “insinuans,” and I have fixed the the original comment, below.

Very best,

Rod

Reminds me a lot of
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2018-08-07 10:30:36 JST (+0900)

Observation 325462 from this weekend. https://mushroomobserver.org/325462?q=T7VM almost to a tee.

Any pecan trees nearby?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-07 10:24:05 JST (+0900)

R

This could be Amanita insinuans!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-07 10:22:48 JST (+0900)

Very cool collection. Did you dry it?

Very best,

Rod Tulloss