Observation 118528: Amanita muscaria subsp. flavivolvata Singer
When: 2012-11-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Nestled at the base of a rose bush with irises, manzanita and a domesticated madrone in the same planter.

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Recognized by sight
77% (2)
Recognized by sight: In Minnesota, this is probably the American Fly Agaric.

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No problem, Tom.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-12-01 17:55:53 PST (-0800)

My pulse is going back to normal. In Minnesota, it would be emerging in a snow bank at this time of year!


The location messed up in my first upload
By: Tom (LanLord)
2012-12-01 17:45:59 PST (-0800)

These were collected in Scotts Valley, Ca. I even chose that as I was adding this upload, but when it got there, I was mysteriously relocated to Minnesota.

Not sure why or how, but I corrected the observation.

Sorry for the confusion.

If you could send me some dried material of this mushroom, we could determine…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-12-01 17:43:02 PST (-0800)

the species. It is very interesting that your collection comes from the “middle” of the continent where the yellow and red variants of the American Fly Agaric may both be present. About four or five years ago, I was working with Dr. Jozsef Geml on the distribution of populations of the European and American Fly Agarics and some apparent close relatives. The methodology used genetic sequencing. Dr. Geml is still very interested in seeking more information (especially distant from the coasts of North America). We had very little information from the interior of the continent.

It would be very useful to have as little as a quarter of a quickly dried cap that was old enough to be dropping spores (e.g., dried in vegetable dryer with the heat set beyond the midpoint of the scale…we don’t want to cook it or burn it, just dry it thoroughly and quickly, cutting it into smaller pie shapes helps the drying process).

Please contact me via MO if you’d like to help with this research.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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