with disc brown, dark gray over striations, with
intermediate d="istinctly paler brownish gray zone;
margin striate (0.5±R),
nonappendiculate; universal veil absent.
White in side view with gray edge.
with groundpale grayish-brownish white to white decorated
with brownish gray punctation near apex become
"flame-like" grayish fibrils below with undecorated
white region year base, narrowing slightly upward,
flaring near apex; context not recorded;
exannulate; universal veil as brief
saccate volva attached at or near very base of stipe,
drying and graying in available photographs.
lamella edge tissue
Solitary. At 44 m elev.
In Pinus-hardwood forest.
TEXAS—Hardin Co. - Big Thicket Nat.
Preserve, Lance Rosier Unit, Teel Rd. at Cypress
Swamp [30.2643° N/ 94.5125° W, 44 m], 14.vi.2014 David
P. Lewis 11154 (RET 680-3, nrITS & nrLSU seq'd.).
In the field, this species can be segregated from
anthracina because the pileus of the latter is
entirely black. In addition, the two species are
At the date of this writing (12 March 2017), the
closest sequenced species of section Vaginatae
was well over 5% distant (by pairwise comparison of
nrITS) from A. sp-T48.
—R. E. Tulloss, L. V. Kudzma, and D. P. Lewis
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