Observation 127356: Amanita lividopallescens (Secr. ex Boud.) Kühner & Romagn.
When: 2012-10-26
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Found in a mixed hardwood forest in the Abruzzo National Park, Italy on a foray with the XIX International conference on the fungal taxa and plant communities in the Mediterranean group in Avezzano, Abruzzo Region, Italy led by Loreto Guglietti of GEMA (Group Ecological Mycological Abruzzese).

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thanks Jim.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-01 11:07:32 EST (-0500)

I pulled two interesting remarks from your linked to translation: one that the striate margin is referred to in Italy as “combed” (like trails in hair left by a combing) and the other is that they are claiming “hemolytic toxins” for members of the vaginatae group!!! That is the very first that I have heard of this. I know that hemolytic toxins are present in some of the amanitas in section Validae, like rubescens, but in vaginate amanitas?

I wonder if this is a real phenomenon and not just a bit of generalized amanita paranoia? Cooking your amanitas is always a good idea. Of course, caesarea is often eaten raw, but that species is now in section caesarea.

More questions to ponder.

I’m no good with Italian either!
By: James Baker (cepecity)
2013-01-31 23:25:48 EST (-0500)

Well, unfortunately Debbie I don’t speak Italian either. In fact when the Italian mycologists on our forays tell us their ID’s, I usually hand them my notebook and have them write it down. I see you’ve had some discussion on other observations of this species with R E Tulloss and others. I think Tulloss says the whole A vaginata group is under study and revision, but I’m sure you know more about that than I do.

I did find one interesting website that gives their take on this and related species – http://www.photomazza.com/?Amanita-lividopallescens

& this from the Italian mycologists that identified the mushroom—

nice Jim….
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-01-31 21:58:44 EST (-0500)

although obviously this specimen is a bit tired.

what are the distinctive features of this vaginate amanita? pinkish staining on a white fruit body? anything else? alas, my Italian amanita book is in…Italian.

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