Observation 112828: Amanita suballiacea (Murrill) Murrill

By a small scrubby pine. Volval patch on cap.

Proposed Names

-31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Chalky white except for disc.
92% (2)
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Based on chemical features: nrITS and nrLSU genes both sequenced and very good matches to genes derived from RET’s herbarium material and just posted by Cai et al. from Dr. Yang’s lab. in Kunming, China.

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I’m a bit concerned about the garlic odor aspect.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-09 21:22:52 CDT (-0400)

I’ve had collections (fresh) in my hands and didn’t detect the odor. I.e., I was not assaulted by the odor. I’ll be alert for it in the future, however.

Very best,


I remember the exact spot…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-09 19:10:57 CDT (-0400)

where these were collected. I’m certain I can identify the exact small pine mentioned in the notes.

During autumn 2012, the same general 10 acre area yielded numerous other specimens of whitish Angels (section Phalloideae), some of which may represent different species.

I am now aware that slow-dry prepping is not a good idea for preservation of material destined for molecular analysis. Eventually, there will be another year when these types reappear. I’ll keep in mind that examination of spores from fresh material is a good idea… and odor.

The species has also been collected in Clarion Co., PA
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-09 07:45:38 CDT (-0400)

This used to be considered a “Murrill species” from Florida. Apparently it’s range is much broader than that.

Very best,


This is a new name for me.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-08 22:47:14 CDT (-0400)

Just checked it out on the Amanita Studies website. Looks like this may be an interesting find for PA.

As always Rod, thanks for sharing.

DNA has been received from Dr. Hughes.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-08 20:32:44 CDT (-0400)

This is Amanita suballiacea.

For more information see:


Cap turns yellow with KOH as does the cap of bisporigera. This critter has differently shaped spores.

Cool find.

Thanks very much for sending this my way.

Very best,


Thank you, David.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-04-25 13:48:47 CDT (-0400)

Received, accessioned, and heading for the sampling queue.

I very much appreciate your efforts.

Very best,


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