Name: Amanita caesarea
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 9/20/2003
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID:86
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Walt Sundberg
Latitude: 036.979 N
Longitude: 090.189 W
City: Puxico
County: Wayne/Stoddard
State: Missouri
Site location: Mingo National Wildlife Refuge
Habitat: bottomland - swamp
Moisture conditions: very moist
Substrate: soil - rich loamy
Reference document: Mushrooms of North America -1991
Author:Roger Phillips
ISBN No: 0-316-70613-2
Page no:17
Spore length: 9 - 9.5 microns
Spore width: 6.2 - 7.8 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: smooth
Spore shape: oval to elliptical
Spore print color: white
Chemical reaction: n/d
This specimen was verified by Jay Justice as a variation of the Amanita caesarea. I am a novice at using spore identification, as it raises more questions than if I didn't look at the spores. They don't seem to match the species, but the mushroom looks the same and with an experts verification who am I to dispute his classification. I must say, Jay didn't know exactly what variation to call this one, so he suggested chevron to reflect the markings on the stipe. This specimen was verified by Jay Justice, Walt Sundberg and Andy Methven. However none could determine what the variety was so I named the variety.

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