Observation 113909: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

A single specimen growing under pitch pine and scrub oak.


After the rain, the cap was viscid & slimy
Brown stains on the volval sack were already there prior to collecting

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Sampled for DNA sequencing today.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-05-18 13:27:05 CDT (-0500)

Thanks, Igor.


You are a good sport, Igor.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-03-02 12:28:46 CST (-0600)

Your patience is appreciated.

I’m doing my best.


Thank you, Rod,
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2018-03-02 12:07:23 CST (-0600)

for the update. Looking forward toward future results. I always do. :-)
Like obs 108462, this mushrooms was found on the shoulder of a paved road, except that the collection site of 113909 is 5 miles to the SW of where “sp-60” was found. I haven’t visited this part of WSF since 2015 or ’16, so it would be nice to go back to look for this and other “critters”.

It will be sequenced. I’ve moved it up in the priority listing for sequencing.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-03-02 08:24:28 CST (-0600)

We now have over 8,000 collections in the herbarium. So I am trying to develop prioritization of specimens not yet in the queue of samples being passed to labs for molecular work.

I’m grateful for the constructive interactions that I get from persons such as yourself.

Very best,


So, Rod, one can infer from…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-04-17 17:17:15 CDT (-0500)

…your comment that 113909 stands a good chance of being sequenced eventually. :-)
The umbo/knob looks quite prominent to my eyes, but it’s a relative assessment with no reference point. Sometimes color contrast makes all the difference. Here there is practically no color gradient and the flash is on in some pix, so the umbo may look smaller. On the other hand, lots of color contrast may increase the emphasis to a certain structure.

On the other hand, the umbo is not so prominent.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-17 16:41:05 CDT (-0500)

We have never sampled this material. We are in the process of going back in time in the herbarium looking for collections of Vaginatae that have not been sequenced. There are a lot, I think. We recently sequenced some old collections of Sam Ristich’s from Maine and found many of them were new taxa. My next project is to start going backwards through the herbarium collections that do not have the word “sample” or “sampled” on the label. Its going to make our backlog truly amazing. I will begin to eliminate some species from sequencing to try to keep the size of my “problem” down, while leaving me a good chance of continuing to find new taxa associated with notes and photographs.

Very best,


Yes, Igor. This could be a fresh specimen of MO 108462. I see your point.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-17 16:34:00 CDT (-0500)


Thanks Igor,
By: groundhog
2013-08-14 10:42:18 CDT (-0500)

This material has been accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.
-Naomi (working with RET)

A real beauty…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-20 04:34:29 CDT (-0500)


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