Observation 131325: Amanita stirps Muscaria

When: 2013-04-04

Collection location: Eldorado National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)

No specimen available

Found under ponderosa pine around 3,500ft.

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yes, Herbert….
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-07-05 10:47:39 CDT (-0500)

I have read the description as well as seen orange forms (as well as the far more commonly seen yellow ones, both here and in the PNW) here in CA. The question is, are the orange ones REALLY aprica? Genetic twins?

There seemed to be some question about this, even tho the very first aprica that I ever saw was hand IDed by Rod at a very long ago SOMA camp…and it was orange.

AS soon as this gets cleared up, I will change the captions on my aprica page drawings!


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2013-07-05 07:19:39 CDT (-0500)

“The cap is 50 – 150 mm wide, bright yellow to egg yellow to lemon yellow or bright orangish yellow, occasionally orange (especially in the middle).”


clarity would be improved…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-07-04 14:29:48 CDT (-0500)

if we could more closely examine these orange “aprica-like” forms from here in CA.

Are they DNA identical to our more commonly seen, bright yellow CA aprica?

I think that it is still an open question.

Rod, do you have DNA data from orange aprica to compare with the yellow forms?

Certainly, the macro-morph is very similar. But these days, the evidence of our eyes is not enough, or so it seems.

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