Mixed fur tree forest: white, red, and Douglas
Next to a silver birch tree, added as a separate observation.
From past files . Amanita augusta is a split from the European Amanita franchetii I believe .
Growing under Pinus radiata.
Found 2 under pines, east texas big thicket area, about 7 cm across, no staining, unable to view spores ? roanokensis.
The latest nomenclatureis Amanita roseitincta. However, IndexFungorum does not show this. Will have to be updated in the iNat taxa when Species Fungorum updates.
This matches the mushroom here
Apparently, I am mis-understanding the definition of free gills.
Update - spore color, gill color and flesh color are wrong for Phaeolepiota, but I will update when I learn more.
NOTES: Originally I thought this was a very large Cystoderma or Phaeolepiota.
Microscope photos to be added.
Habitat. Growing in soil and pine litter under short-leafed pine.
Cap - 3.5 inches across. Convex. Dusted with fine orange dust.
Gills - white. Adnate - attached to stalk. ( NOTE - the gills do not hang free but are defined as free.) I will have to read more about the definition of free gills.
Ring - soft material - intact, about 1 inch wide, attached to stem close to gills.
Stalk - fleshy, hollowing in lower portion with soft material at center. Bulbous at base. 6.5 inches long. 5 inches from gills to beginning of bulb. 2 cm thick at gills, 1.5 cm at narrowest,2.5 cm thick at beginning of bulb. Bulb is 2 inches thick. Volva remnants seemed to be around the bulb, left in the ground when I dug it up, the remnants are intense orange as shown in the photo.
Did not notice appreciable smell. Did not taste.
Spore Print - thick white deposit. This was a surprise because the entire mushroom is covered with orange dust.
Spore examined in Acid Fuchsin and Lignin Pinkin a lacto-phenol solution with glacial acetic acid
Spore Dimensions - TBD
Growing along and in sandy, off road trail.
Common fungus in Finland.
From past files .
The Amanitaceae are a family of fungi or mushrooms. The family, also commonly called the amanita family, is in order Agaricales, gilled mushrooms. The family consists primarily of the genus Amanita, but also includes the genera Catatrama and Limacella.