Notes:
Buttons found nearby may or may be not the same species. Mushroom and buttons both root deeply.

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Recognized by sight: Cap does NOT have fibrils underneath the warts.

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By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-07-25 19:24:29 CEST (+0200)

I got a good part of the root, but it looked like there was some more
that was left behind. It was a couple hundred feet from where I had found
the A. ravenelii last year — also under some pines.

I’ll cut the next one up more & dry it more thoroughly next time I find one.

Thanks,
Patrick

no fibrils
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-25 18:00:34 CEST (+0200)

I agree, this species has very floccose warts without a lower layer of pure hyphae in the volva adjacent to the cap surface; so A. ravenelii seems to be eliminated as an ID. I’ve received the material; but it looks like it suffered from the incredible heat during transit. Half of the cap is thoroughly cooked and decaying. Likewise the bulb on the stipe.

Do you thing that you got the whole bulb? Or did you think there was a radical continuing on down that you didn’t get?

At the moment, I’d say that A. rhopalopus is possible, but we may not be able to get confirmation from the material. If the cell structure was damaged by the “cooking,” then we may be stymied.

It’s really important to get this large specimens throughly dry…even if it means cutting the cap into pizza slices before drying.

Very best,

Rod