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Growing at the base of a mature pinus taeda (loblolly pine).

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Nearby trees
By: William "Doc" Lingo (Doc Lingo )
2019-06-27 12:03:45 CDT (-0400)

Growing directly at the base of a large Pinus (taeda ?) They are the only two trees in the area, other tree are well outside of felling range by several hundred feet.

Nearby trees
By: William "Doc" Lingo (Doc Lingo )
2019-06-27 12:02:27 CDT (-0400)

Growing directly at the base of a large Pinus (taeda ?) They are the only two trees in the area, other tree are well outside of felling range by several hundred feet.

Doc, what other trees are in the forest where this creature was collected?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-06-26 23:26:05 CDT (-0400)

R

I have seen collections of A. penetratrix itself that are nearly white with…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-06-26 23:24:22 CDT (-0400)

pigment on the umbo; however, I’ve never seen material of that species from Florida. This looks a good specimen from which we could try extract DNA and go for some sequencing. Doc, would that be OK with you?

Very best,

Rod

It was deep
By: William "Doc" Lingo (Doc Lingo )
2019-06-22 00:01:04 CDT (-0400)

I pushed my knife blade 6 inches deep all the way around and tried to lift it whole but it was stuck, I will try harder next time.

Need to excavate the stipe base…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2019-06-21 12:46:13 CDT (-0400)

which may be easier said than done. Judging from the thick prominent umbo and the possibility the stipe base was well buried in the soil, this may represent a taxon in the group Series Penetratrices http://www.amanitaceae.org/?series+Penetratrices . Mushrooms of this type may have stipe buried several inches beneath the surface.