Observation 106584: Amanita pseudocrocea Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2012-08-21

Collection location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

Found scattered in mixed forest. I assume this is common, but new to me. Thanks.

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Thanks Rod
By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2012-08-24 18:11:46 CDT (-0400)

I agree in my appreciation for those helping MO become even more of a resource including folks like you who are kind in helping those of us that do this as a hobby. I’m going to try and take some better quality shots of this species and add them to the MO photo resource. I’ll hopefully get a dried specimen to you as well. Thanks again, Mark

We’ve gotten a few postings this year, but…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-23 23:34:07 CDT (-0400)

they’re from scattered places. I wouldn’t say this is common. I’ve seen it in Kentucky and something very similar in the neovolcanic region of central Mexico. I may have seen it in NJ (has to be checked further). That’s it…in 35 years. MO is really drawing in so much image-based information this year that it seems a more remarkable source than ever.

Congratulations to the code jocks that have built MO up and given us all the opportunity to see these wonders.


Neat. We got another image of these…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-08-23 23:27:36 CDT (-0400)

We’ve had several images like this on MO in the last few weeks. Based on the geography, I’m guessing Amanita pseudocrocea; however, I’m not really sure at this point how many taxa of the Amanita stirps Crocea are in North America (posted something about this on MO within the last week…I think).

If a dried specimen of something like the critter depicted here should become available (from anywhere in North America), I’d love to see what more can be learned from it.

Very best,


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