Observation 47497: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

When: 2010-06-25

Collection location: Babcock State Park, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Striate cap edge, remnants of a cup at base.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Thick gray universal veil makes this one stand out.
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: This is a member of section Vaginatae that has a weakly structured volva that becomes gray with age. Usually, in species of thie groups, the gills also become grayish with age. In the eastern U.S., this cap color suggests a possible determination as A. borealisorora (the northern sister). This group is poorly treated in the existing literature. There will be more available data when the new Amanitaceae web site is up and running. — R.

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