When: 2018-10-01

Collection location: De Berry, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available
Collection number: Ron Pastorino RLP10-1-18B

Growing on semi-open woods with pine as likely host.
Caps up to 11.7 cm across.
Spore print white and spores amyloid.
Spores ~ 7.0-8.1 X 4.0-5.3 microns, ellipsoid and smooth.
No distinctive odor.
The fb with the unopened cap and rusty stains on the stipe was bug infested and was discarded.


Spores in Melzers @ 1000X.

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Recognized by sight: Pyramidal warts on cap look to be detachable. Long semi-rooting stipe base.

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I believe the red on the stipe
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2018-10-30 10:25:50 CDT (-0400)

was probably due to the heavy bug infestation on that particular fb.

Kind of looks like A. canescens,
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2018-10-30 07:51:01 CDT (-0400)

But the reddish colors on the stipe do resemble section Validae. Is it possible those colors are present as a result of the soil??