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Hi - a few month back when the snow was just finished melting, i noticed 2 white bulbs in close proximity under my pine tree (growing mostly in the dirt i guess). I just now thought that it could have been an Amanita, but i also remember that there was no cap in sight, just a white stump..
Anyone know the growth process of Amanitas, and if these white, capless stumps could have been it? (Gardener came by that day, and i havnt seen them since)
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All Amanitas in the young "button" stage are completely encased in a white, cottony "universal veil" which obscures the separation between cap and stem. As they expand they break through this veil, which remains as patches or warts on the cap and a cup or sac-like remnant around the basal bulb of the stem. So yeah, those objects could well have been Amanita buttons--no telling which species until they mature.