Observation 46668: Amanita praecox Y. Lamoureux nom. prov.

When: 2010-06-11

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

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looks like
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-06-12 21:16:27 CDT (-0400)

A This observation. http://mushroomobserver.org/46468?q=r3S There was a hemlock with in the 20 foot radios of the other trees .

If hemlock and early in the season, then…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-06-12 08:34:44 CDT (-0400)

I’m going to put forward the guess of

Amanita praecox Y. Lamoureux nom. prov.

It is an early season Amanita that is associated with hemlock. The darker disc on a yellow cap is one important character, the ragged limbs sticking up from a very white bulb is another, the quick loss of the ring (annulus, partial veil) is another. The species has rather round spores which is an important microscopic character. It is thought to belong in the gemmatoid group of species in Amanita section Amanita. I think the name applies to your other observations posted on the same day that have yellow caps and the other (above cited) characters.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-06-12 08:08:01 CDT (-0400)
were hemlack

beech and oak

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-06-11 20:00:11 CDT (-0400)

Were any of the conifers hemlocks?

Very best,


By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-06-11 19:36:35 CDT (-0400)

mix woods

Habitat question…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-06-11 19:14:51 CDT (-0400)

Were there hemlock trees (Tsuga canadensis) in the vicinity?


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