Observation 128706: Amanita ocreata Peck
When: 2013-02-12
(37.9621° 122.088° )

Notes: This is specimen 1 of 5 preserved for collection. These are interesting since even the younger fruiting bodies have a dark coloration. There is a band of color that extends up to 2cm from the margin that is very similar to the color of A. phalloides. From that point toward the center of the cap the color developes darker pink and orange tones, especially in the other specimens. This one has a narrow ring of the darker color, creating a halo look.

Habitat: Live oak

Thanks to Geary Lyons for the tip that these were fruiting.

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Thanks Mike,
By: groundhog
2014-05-02 12:25:57 PDT (-0700)

We have recieved this material and accessioned it to Rod’s Herbarium.
-Naomi (working with RET)

Thanks Mike,
By: groundhog
2014-05-02 12:25:56 PDT (-0700)

We have recieved this material and accessioned it to Rod’s Herbarium.
-Naomi (working with RET)

plus….
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-20 10:14:50 PST (-0800)

maggot tunnels in a deadly mushroom!

Thank you for the photos and the data, Mike.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-18 05:17:20 PST (-0800)

R

That’s a nice shot of the massive internal limb of the volva in ocreata in the …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-15 14:13:51 PST (-0800)

third picture.

R

Thank you, Mike.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-15 14:12:11 PST (-0800)

I received your email with the link to this observation and some photographs. I’m also grateful to hear that you are drying a number of fruiting bodies and will be sending them on to me for study.

As mentioned to you in email, recent publications of students and others working with Dr. Zhu-liang Yang have found a number of unsuspected taxa by the application of DNA techniques to east Asian taxa that are probably relatives to our __ocreata_ and _bisporigera__. So I am curious to see what is going on in material to which we have been applying those names in North America.

Very best,

Rod

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