Observation 82574: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2011-11-10

Collection location: Aptos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jeff Riedenauer (Tamsenite)

No specimen available

Found alone in extremly sandy soil, deeply rooted, with live oak, rhodadendron and eucalyptus near by. Think it a. novipunta or a. baccata. What confuses me is that Aurora states that a baccata can have “obscure mealy to powdery warts or flattened universal veil remnats” in the cap description. Then states “absence of promenent warts” in the comment section. Opinion appreciated.



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Recognized by sight: lepidella with long rooting stipe.

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ambiguous fruit body…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-15 11:15:11 CST (-0500)

and several unnamed local lepidella species make it impossible to pin an exact name on this. Not baccata sensu Arora, IMO; similar to Amanita smithiana, but not quite that either (although the strongest possibility). Obviously in section lepidella though: white fruit body and appendiculate cap margin.

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