Observation 127824: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2012-07-23

Collection location: Cuajimoloyas, Oaxaca, Mexico [Click for map]


Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

On display at the Cuajimoloyas fungus fair.



Proposed Names

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Blushing not always evident in young specimens.

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I think flavorubens is a possibility.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-05 15:10:59 CST (-0500)

The species is listed as having a wide regional range in NA. Of course it sounds like it would be unlikely to get beyond the “could be” level here.

No, I didn’t scope these
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-02-05 15:03:16 CST (-0500)

This pic was taken during a contest to see who could collect the most species of mushrooms. Everyone at the fungus fair had gone out collecting and then laid their mushrooms out for the judges. I took a lot of photos of interesting and rare species but didn’t save any of the mushrooms.

To me, this looks like…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-02-05 13:47:50 CST (-0500)

A. flavorubens… except the bulb is a little more robust than I’m used to seeing on this type. Alan, since you have proposed sect. Amanita, I’m wondering if you had a chance to check to see if the spores are amyloid. Although the specimen seen here seems to show little if any apparent blushing (reddening), flavorubens types are often like this when young. The best place to observe the reddening on a young one is the very bottom of the interior of the stipe base.

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