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 RLP9-29-18N

These were growing in a grassy area near mixed woods.
Caps up to 5.8 cm across and slightly tacky.
Striations up to 5mm.
No annulus seen and not appendiculate.
Spore print white and spores not amyloid.
Spores ~ 9-10 X 6-8 microns, broadly ellipsoid to ellipsoid and smooth.
No distinctive odor.


Spores in Congo red @ 1000X

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By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2018-10-29 16:08:47 PDT (-0700)

pubescens and recutita have the distinctively broad gill faces that jut below the margins of the caps. They both seem to be similar morphologically and they both seem to share terrain, though I find pubescens under both deciduous and coniferous trees while recutita seems to favor pines.

Cool finds, Ron. You always find cool stuff.

Good call Logan,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2018-10-29 15:46:33 PDT (-0700)

Amanita pubescens may be right and as Rod notes in his description, they were growing near what we are tentatively calling A. recutita(see obs 340817).