Observation 76044: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2011-09-10

Collection location: Washington Crossing State Park, Mercer Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)

No specimen available

Notes:
An interesting off-white/cream-colored Amanita, sect. Lepidella, found at NJMA foray and brought in by an unidentified member. Unknown habitat — the park woods are mostly deciduous, but have coniferous sections (cedar, white pine and norway spruce). A well defined bulb with a small “root”; no ring; non-striate and non-appendiculate cap margin (probably washed off by the rain); the cap cuticle appears to sport remains of the univeral veil; no odor; and, most interstingly, finely serrated gill edges — is the latter aspect common in this section or this is rather unique?

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A close-up of the gills — note the serrated edges
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Another shot of the gills with serrated edges

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Recognized by sight: Overall stature, particularly a rooting stipal bulb

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