Observation 134073: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2013-05-20

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Except for the faintly striate cap margin.
59% (2)
Recognized by sight: Looks a bit more like Amanita solaniolens than Amanita citrina to me.

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Josh, I believe you mean this obs…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-21 18:41:35 PDT (-0700)

as your solaniolens candidate. Richard’s obs seen here (134073) does look like yours. But in each case the cap surface does not show the prominent radial streaks that I associate with solaniolens. Otherwise, the name looks like a good fit.

Just looked at a zoom on the gills (134073) and they appear to be attached.

Thank you
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-05-21 18:02:30 PDT (-0700)

for saying it, Bobz! I thought these looked a good bit like the “solaniolens” I found a few weeks ago, but didn’t feel confident enough to propose sect. Validae.

Hello, Richard.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-05-21 08:06:28 PDT (-0700)

A pallid species within the citrina group is of particular interest in 2013 because there is a project to sequence citrinoid taxa from a wide range of geographic locations in North America this year.

I would very much like to see this material.

To see more about the project and its progress, you can check three temporary pages on the WAO site. These represent the three taxa that Dr. Karen Hughes has segregated genetically:




All three taxa will turn lavender given the right conditions.

We can get you material into the sequencing process soon after you send it to us.

Very best,


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