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Amanita submembranacea

Amanita submembranacea
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Copyright: Vasko Makrievski (vasko1233) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 8] (133)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-28
Categories: Fungi
Camera: NIKON COOLPIX L120, Sandisk SDHC 4GB
Exposure: f/3.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-09 3:00
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Points: 3
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amanita submembranacea has a cap up to 115 mm wide; it is strongly olivaceous with a pallid margin, at least at first. Marginal striations occupy less than one fourth of the pileus radius.
Gills are free, not very crowded, and off-white tending to gray or brown with age; the short gills are truncate to subtruncate, plentiful, and unevenly distributed.
Its stem is exannulate and has a sheathing, submembranous volva at its base. This volva rapidly becomes gray after it has been split to expose the pileus, and it often has the appearance of canvas with flakes of old paint on it.
The spores measure (8.3-) 9.5 - 13.0 (-14.5) x (7.3-) 9.0 - 12,0 (-13.0) µm and are globose to subglobose (infrequently broadly ellipsoid) and inamyloid. Clamps are absent from bases of basidia.
Thank for visiting info taken from http://www.amanitaceae.org Sadly i founf nothing in books .

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hello Vasko
Great picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Vasko,

Your photo can't show Amanita pantherina, because the white dots (remains of velum universale) are different, due to the different cell structure (more of globose cells in the velum, which causes much more intensive bursting in the case of the species you named). This is Amanita submembranacea (Bon) Gröger, a species associated with conifers (Picea, Larix, Abies) and birch (Betula) exclusively, living in the montaneous area of Europe; belonging to subgenus Amanita, section Vaginatae at infrageneric level. Macroscopically, the most spectacular difference between the 2 species are the different position of the white dots (always in the cap center on A. submembranacea, on the whole cap on A. pantherina), and the lack of ring on the stem in the case of A. submembranacea.

Photographically: in shady conditions it's always better to use manual than auto (AWB) white balance to get better colors. Some post-procession work, for example level correction's also necessary quite often. And your focus became a little soft. Not a lot, the image isn't bad, but could be improved aesthetically, I think.

Best regards, László

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