When: 2018-09-29

Collection location: Lake Bistineau State Park, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available
Collection number: Ron Pastorino RLP9-29-18M

These were found in a grassy area near the edge of a mixed woods.
Caps up to 6.2 cm across and somewhat tacky.
Spore print white and spores not amyloid.
Spores ~ 9.1-13.0 X 6.4-8.1 microns, ellipsoid and smooth.
Q(range) = 1.34-1.63
Q(avg) = 1.45 n=15
when I found these, I was pretty sure they were the same as MO#339326, which I had found a couple of days earlier in a different location. These were a little more mature but they look similar and the spores are also very similar.
I guess A. spreta is still a possibility.


Spores in Congo red @ 1000X

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Very interesting specimens, Logan.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-11-01 07:24:50 PDT (-0700)

Very best,


They do look like Amanita recutita
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2018-10-24 20:32:15 PDT (-0700)

and the growth pattern is the same.
I’m getting spores that are a little wider with my two collections than what Rod shows on his website but that is not unusual and probably not significant.