Observation 135369: Amanita Pers.
When: 2013-06-02
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herbarium specimen available, smaller specimen

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Thanks Jimmy,
By: groundhog
2013-07-03 09:48:13 PDT (-0700)

This material has been accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

Hi Rod
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2013-06-02 19:14:05 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the helpful comments, I will have both in the mail to you this week, I’m happy to contribute and I’ll continue to collect for you.

Hello, again, Jimmy.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-02 19:07:01 PDT (-0700)

The long striations on the cap margin and the silvery gray color do suggest that we’ve got something in section Amanita. With the bottom of the stipes not visible in the photographs, we can’t be sure of the sectional placement; but the partial veil, indeed, eliminates section Vaginatae (except, from what I have heard recently, in the old world tropics). With a bulb (at least in the button stage), we’d have sect. Amanita. Without it, we’d have sect. Caesareae.

In either case, I’d find it very interesting to examine your material. There is currently a genetic study being done with relation to sect. Caesareae; I think it would be worthwhile to send a sample from your collection to the folks carrying out the research.

You can send the thoroughly dried specimen to the Roosevelt group here:

R. E. Tulloss
Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum
P. O. Box 57
Roosevelt, NJ 08555-0057

Very best,


interesting amanita…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-02 17:00:07 PDT (-0700)

the partial veil remnants also tell us that this is not a vaginate amanita.

Did you dig up the base?

Maybe Rod will recognize it, from the few clues here that we have.

Lepidella, maybe? This is somewhat similar to Amanita onusta…

Amanita vaginata
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-06-02 16:05:57 PDT (-0700)

may carry a patch but it does not have warts. It also has a saccate volva.

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