Observation 116140: Amanita ceciliae group

When: 2012-11-06

Collection location: near Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor, Curry Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

This lone specimen was growing near Sitka spruce.
The whitish spores were inamyloid but did seem to turn a little reddish in Melzers, which made the spores fairly distinct under the microscope.
Spores were ~ 10.2-12.9 X 9.1-10.9 microns. Q(ave) = 1.12.
This one seemed a little out of its element(range & habitat) but everything seems to fit.

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Thanks Ron,
By: groundhog
2013-07-11 07:54:29 PDT (-0700)

This material has been received and accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

my remarks were more for amanita collectors of the west…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-17 12:20:57 PST (-0800)

to make the effort to keep specimens here in the west, as well as sending you material that you might request.

for many years, you WERE the only amanita game in town. goodness knows I have sent plenty of my own collections to you, and I have nothing but respect for your work.

no one was telling you how to behave. you do amazing work, but even you can’t do it ALL.

there was only one fruit body in this collection. In future, perhaps singles could be split. I do believe that it is important to keep local collections locally. It certainly makes life easier for local mycologists who want to study local material.

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-12-17 11:52:34 PST (-0800)


I am sensitive to the importance of sharing. I am at a loss to see how you can think otherwise.

In my role with the Tulloss-Yang website, I have made the effort to share everything about the Amanitaceae that I know. I am told that no other website in mycological taxonomy operates in this way.

In recent years, especially sensitive to the efforts to work on Amanita material in California, I nearly always have asked for only part of a collection; and, if in the future, I should fail to do so, I hope that it will be understood that I am asking for only a part of a collection.

Under these circumstances, there is absolutely no necessity to tell me what to do or how to behave.

The fact that there are people confident enough to sort out their amanitas and work on their own means that I have done at least a little of the work I set out to do. I will not stand in the way of anyone.

I have written this note to explain myself. I don’t intend to discuss the topic further.


this amanita looks like inaurata sensu Thiers…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-17 09:34:12 PST (-0800)

check out the description in the Agaricales of California.
closer to ceciliae than protecta. The spore data is odd, tho.

We really need to be keeping part of these interesting western collections on the west coast…SFSU or UC Berkeley can do the storage, then western or eastern researchers can look at the material.

Rod, no criticism of you meant, nobody does amanita analysis better, but you have quite the backlog of amanitas, and it’s a fur piece for western researchers to travel! We really need to be sharing the amanita wealth across NA, and perhaps deposting collections more closely to their source.

Added a photo that gives
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-11-13 17:14:29 PST (-0800)

a little closer look of the stipe base.

That would be wonderful
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-11-10 08:58:40 PST (-0800)


Rod, will send the dried specimen .
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-11-10 07:36:57 PST (-0800)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-11-10 06:12:12 PST (-0800)

This is an interesting specimen. May I take a look at the dried material?


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