Observation 111837: Amanita ravenelii (Berk. & M.A. Curt.) Sacc.
When: 2012-10-01
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: N. 37.8300 W. -90.2300

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Lepidella, fibrils occur on cap with warts
Collected almost exactly where this one was: www.mushroomobserver.org/76730

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That’s in the very important category of…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-11 22:57:51 EDT (-0400)

near misses. I’m glad you decided not to make it your lunch.


I try to learn from my mistakes
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2012-10-11 22:40:52 EDT (-0400)

I found what I thought to be a blewitt a few years back — would have eaten it, but a tiny one next to it had a cortina:


In fact, that’s pretty close. [edit]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-11 12:52:02 EDT (-0400)

The spores (for shape and size) fall into a group that would be confusing if Bas hadn’t sorted out the matters of volval structure and clamps on basidia. Within the last year I blew an ID because I took someone’s word that the warts on a cap were gray (they had gray dirt on them it turned out); and the material got sent off to China under the name Amanita cinereopannosa. Later I heard from Dr. Yang that the DNA did not match the DNA of that species from other collections; and so I put the cap under the dissecting scope only to see (immediately) the white fibrous bases of the warts. I quickly ate a small cartload of crow and will always put Lepidella warts under the dissecting scope when asked for an opinion.

Another good reason to dry collections as vouchers for MO observations: Enjoy stories of mycologists making mistakes. :) …and learn from them. :)

Very best,


By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-10-11 12:34:24 EDT (-0400)

“warts with fibers” are diagnostic for this eastern lepidella sp.? If so, seems like all you would need to make your ID is a hand lens (or dissecting scope).

Material received.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-11 11:08:15 EDT (-0400)

For some reason this collection was moist when received.

We redried it.

Thanks for sending it.


Absolutely love the abominable snowmen in the snow
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-01 19:28:59 EDT (-0400)

The sense of animal fur is overwhelming to my eyes.



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