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Observation 474759: Amanita submaculata Peck

When: 2021-10-13

Collection location: Moon Lake State Forest Recreation Area, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Oak-dominated woods.


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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Shape of the basal bulb

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I did check for odor.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2021-10-26 09:47:34 MDT (-0600)

Faint odor, but not of potatoes, as would be expected with brunnescens.

Brunnescens vs. submaculata
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2021-10-26 09:39:36 MDT (-0600)

Microscopy would be an overkill to distinguish between these taxa. It’s enough to smell them, as the two have very different odors.

Sometimes it’ necessary to measure spores…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2021-10-26 09:11:20 MDT (-0600)

in order to distinguish between submaculata and brunnescens.