Observation 8673: Amanita Pers.

When: 2008-07-25

Collection location: Panthertown, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Jay Justice has dessicata.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:24 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Panthertown, NC’ to ‘Panthertown, North Carolina, USA’


Proposed Names

86% (1)
Recognized by sight: Possibly section amidella.
Based on microscopic features: Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 8.5-10.75 x

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Yeah, they’re weird, huh?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-05 00:25:30 CDT (-0400)

You can see a bit of membranous material at the base of the largest specimen; looks like some sort of membranous volva. I didn’t collect these, but Jay may have more info on them. He was on the foray to Panthertown that came up with a number of interesting, last-chance amanitas.

the bottom…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-08-04 21:49:07 CDT (-0400)

What I want to know is WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THE BOTTOM OF THOSE LONG STEMS? I have seen my “species 9” in Great Smokey Mtn. Nat. Pk. It is deeply rooting, but I’ve never seen a striate margin on it, and it doesn’t have a patch on the cap. What the heck is going on here???