Observation 76989: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2011-09-16

Collection location: Lackawanna State Forest, Thornhurst, Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Spores too small and basal bulb not long enough for subcokeri. Too much staining on base of stipe for abrupta.

These two specimens were growing within 10 inches of one another.

Sprce, hemlock, with some beech.



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Yeah, the structure of the bulb
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-09-24 09:49:14 CDT (-0400)

appears to defy the “abrupta” namesake. But the weather has been very wet around here, so I wondered if the bulbs may have been eroded. (I’ve been seeing a lot of abrupta around here lately.) If I see any more examples like these, I’ll make the collection and preserve.

Amanita abrupta can have cinnamon staining…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-09-23 22:49:05 CDT (-0400)


It looks as though the top of the bulb on both specimens is at a distinct (non-right) angle to the stem instead of being abruptly perpendicular to the stem. The spores are suggestive of abrupta.


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