Observation 136821: Amanita pseudocrocea Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2013-06-15

Collection location: Long Hunter State Park, Davidson Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

4cm cap diameter x 10.5cm stem length, solitary, growing on ground under oak and beech in mixed forest. Subglobose spores 9-10 × 7-8µ , inamyloid. Thought it was just another A. banningiana until I saw that there was no trace or evidence of a partial veil or ring on the stem. I know that A. crocea isn’t supposed to be here, so what is it really? Set me straight, Rod!

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I wish I could set you straight. [EDITED]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-18 22:41:59 CDT (-0500)

I know of one or two crocea-like taxa in the U.S. east of the continental divide. I say “one” or “two” because I’m not sure whether I haven’t given two provisional names to the same entity.

Take a look at these two:




Your photos are very nice. Too bad you couldn’t retain the specimen.

Very best,


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