Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]
A nice grouping of Amanita sp. emerging out of hillside adjacent to mixed conifers/oak/hickory forest.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S.A.’ to ‘Blacksburg, Virginia, USA’
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Not much one can do with odor once decay is setting in. It looks like the stem bases were suffering as well. Maybe you’ll get a chance at another batch of the same thing.
Rod, I added base and upper stem shots. At this point, the odor was very strong almost putrid
with decay well under way with maggots at work, so not much help on what a fresh specimen would smell like. Thanks for your help. Mark
The largest cap was 5-6 inches in width with 5-6 inch stem size. I’ll try to get a base of the stem shot and assess the odor tomorrow. Thanks for your help Rod. Mark
They certainly look like amanitas. Can you tell us something about the approximate size of these critters? Did they have an interesting (or noticeable) odor? Can you get a picture of the base of the stem?
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