Observation 103343: Amanita borealisorora Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2012-07-27

Collection location: Davis Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

24% (2)
Recognized by sight
61% (3)
Recognized by sight: The one has an unusually resiliant volval sac.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Considering its position on the stem,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-07-30 14:58:03 PDT (-0700)

I think that the flaring, gray element is the remnants of a limbus internus rather than the exterior of the originally saccate volva.


I don’t always keep track…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-30 13:42:27 PDT (-0700)

of whether a name has been officially accepted. Somewhat of a deja-vu feeling here… I think this same name discussion for this type mushroom took place here on MO last year. This species must hold some sort of record for having the largest number of different names! At any rate, I don’t recall ever seeing one with the volval sac intact as the one specimen seen here.

Provisional names
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-30 13:10:42 PDT (-0700)

are OK but unless published are not firm. Someone may describe it and give it another name. I know the mushroom well but have gone through various names, A. inaurata, A. strangulata, A. ceceliae and A. pseudoceciliae and now a new provisional name.

Created: 2012-07-29 18:43:51 PDT (-0700)
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