Observation 114517: Amanita caesareoides Lj.N. Vassiljeva
When: 2012-09-30
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

28% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: IMAZEKI, R., OTANI, Y. & T. HONGO (1988): Fungi of Japan [in Japanese]. Tokyo: Yama-Kei.

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hey Rod!
By: Larissa Trierveiler Pereira (lt_pereira)
2012-11-20 20:20:15 CET (+0100)

hello Rod!
I am sorry to hear about the hurricane!! I hope that things are better now…

I was out these last weeks, but I didn’t got your answer! I hope that you got my private message, and if you want to write me, you can use this address: Lt_pereira@yahoo.com.br cheers
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-11-02 21:24:09 CET (+0100)

Because of the hurricane, we have no power, no phone, no internet. I came out to a donut store to use their wifi. It is 13km from my home.

Please excuse my haste. I think I got your email previously and responded.


Very best,


private message
By: Larissa Trierveiler Pereira (lt_pereira)
2012-11-01 02:45:39 CET (+0100)

Hi Rod!
I answered your message in a private message!
Did you get it?

I think I recognize your name…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-28 16:26:51 CET (+0100)

You have written some articles on Brazilian fungi…correct? Gasteromycetes? And I think I’ve seen your name on some collections of amanitas as well. I apologize that I cannot remember where I have seen reference to the amanita collections, but it has been something recent…maybe a paper that came to me for review?


By: Larissa Trierveiler Pereira (lt_pereira)
2012-10-28 04:58:17 CET (+0100)

hey ret!
thank you very much for your information!!
Now I am very confused about which name I should use for the species! hehehe
The japanese species is very beautiful and now it is one of my favourites!!

Yes, I understand that books might have some incorrect names..
I will try to post more photos from Japan! Really interesting mycota, and of course, very different from Brazil!! :)

Amanita hemibapha was described from Ceylon.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-27 06:09:34 CEST (+0200)

Amanita caesareoides was originally described from the Kamchatka Peninsula. The two species are distinct in several ways. I have examined the type collection of A. caesareoides, representative material of A. hemibapha from southern India, and representative material of the red taxon from Japan.

The japanese species is much more like caesareoides than it is like the true hemibapha. Moreover, according to unbpulished results, the two species can be segregated molecularly as well as morphologically.

I am familiar with the book you cite. The images are gorgeous. It is a wonderful book, but even books published last year may have incorrect applications of names.

Thanks for posting the images. They’re beautiful. And I hope you are really enjoying your travels in Japan.


Japanese Amanita
By: Larissa Trierveiler Pereira (lt_pereira)
2012-10-27 04:02:30 CEST (+0200)

Here in Japan, they call this species A. hemibapha.
All the especialists use this name, and you can see in every mycology book.
I do not know much about Amanita taxonomy, I think it is a very complex group.
But maybe the japanese have already solved this question, I do not know…

thanks for your comment, ret!! :)
Again, very beautiful.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-10-26 15:18:04 CEST (+0200)


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