1. Amanita sp-NFL11, southeastern Labrador, Prov. Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The cap is pale tannish gray, a bit darker in the center, uniformly more grayish brown with age, sometimes bearing a graying volval patch, and with marginal striations occupying 15-20% of the cap's radius.
The stem is often distinctly pointed at its base and distinctly connected to a narrowly expanding cluster of downward-directed white hyphae that appear to holed the position of the fruiting body in the growing zone of the Sphagnum in which the fruiting body develops. The volva at the stem's base fragmente easily and becomes gray before maturity.
The spores measure (9.6-) 9.9 - 12.4 (-14.8) × (7.2-) 7.9 - 11.3 (-14.0) µm and are subglobose to broadly ellipsoid (infrequently ellipsoid) and inamyloid. Clamp information t.b.d.
The present entity is known only from southern Labrador, occurring in Sphagnum well above the level of any soil, in Atlantic coastal boreal forest of Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea), Birch species (Betula ) (including some dwarf species), Larch (Larix laricina), and Spruce (Picea).—R. E. Tulloss
"Sphagnum-Riding Ringless Amanita"
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