Observation 79600: Amanita polypyramis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.

When: 2011-10-15

Collection location: Hawn State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

Specimen available

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(Negative) Geotropism, after being in a bag all night.

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-10-17 10:37:40 CDT (-0400)

Thank you, Patrick.


Cleaned it off
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-10-16 18:00:33 CDT (-0400)

I brushed a good bit of that off, but most of it is the bulb. I’m drying it to send to you. Except for an A. citrina (which broke when I pulled it up), it’s
about the only Amanita I’ve seen so far in Hawn this year. Last year I was finding rings of them.

— Patrick

About the bulb…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-10-16 16:45:10 CDT (-0400)

I can’t be sure how much of the apparent bulb is really bulb and how much is soil. Can you help us understand that issue better? The amount of pseudorhizae is pretty impressive.


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