Observation 85548: Amanita spreta group

When: 2011-09-03

Collection location: Salmon River State Forest, Westchester, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christian (Christian Schwarz)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

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Used references: Bill Yule – volva deeply split and short, gray partial veil, innate silvery-white hoariness on cap

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Thanks Rod
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-01-02 20:30:44 CET (+0100)

I changed the notes to reflect your comment about the morphology of the stipe base.

Nice pix!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-01-02 20:22:19 CET (+0100)

The fact that the cap pigment is arranged in a manner suggestion radial hairs (“virgate”) is a good character for this species. There are few members of the Caesareae with such a fleshy cap in the eastern U.S. (This goes with the rather short marginal striations.) The partial veil turning gray is a good marker, too. There isn’t a true bulb in sect. Caesareae. Maybe it would be better to say that the volval sac is often proportionately quite short and is often split into multiple membranous limbs.


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