Observation 83063: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2011-11-22

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ken Stavropoulos (pennybun)

No specimen available


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Is it correct that you don’t have a dried specimen?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-11-23 20:05:52 CET (+0100)



Can you check to see if the spores are amyloid?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-11-23 20:00:32 CET (+0100)

Can you tell us what the base of the stem is like under the attached soil? Are there volval remnants on the stem base?

The short gills appear to be rounded on the end toward the stem, and the margin is not striate. With this combination, it is possible for the species to be in sect. Amanita, but it is more likely that it belongs in subgenus Lepidella with the amyloid-spored taxa.

Is it possible there is a saccate volva at the stem base?

Rod Tulloss