Observation 32880: Syzygites megalocarpus Ehrenb.

When: 2010-01-28

Collection location: Huddart Park, Woodside, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom (LanLord)

No specimen available

I’m pretty sure this was an Amanita, but certainly not the freshest one.

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I think you need to ask for the spelling to be corrected.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-01-28 21:21:38 EST (-0500)

From what I can find on the web, there’s a “y” between the “z” and the “g”.


looks like Syzygites megalocarpus
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-28 20:47:59 EST (-0500)

In WV this is a common fungus,S. megalocarpus. It seems to atack primarily Amanita amererubescens and rain seems to be the trigger.After 3 or 4 days of good rain, a good majority of A. amererubescens in a given area becomes full of this fungus. see link http://mushroomobserver.org/25415?search_seq=1236474 and here an Eisenstein looking one http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/54456?obs=24562&search_seq=1236498&seq_key=971081

Maybe the fungus on the amanita should get the credits here.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-01-28 19:40:41 EST (-0500)

I’ll guess Syzygites sp. just to see who will straighten me out.

R. :-)

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