Amanita thiersii
    This mushroom is generally considered a southern mushroom.  It was first identified at this somewhat northern location in Lawrence in 1988, although it had been found several years before.  Now it has become a common summer urban mushroom during rainy spells. It frequently fruits at the same time as Chlorophyllum molybdites.
    It is a rather large Amanita, and is especially notable for the sticky, cottony, lace-like mass that is the remains of the universal veil.  It is named in honor of Dr. Harry Thiers, well known for his participation in many NAMA forays.
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