Observation 137758: Amanita peckiana Kauffman
When: 2013-06-11

Notes: Single specimen growing in mixed woods in the Turkey Creek Unit.
Cap 3.6 cm across.
Did not see an annulus on stem.
Spores amyloid, ~ 11.6-15.5(16.1) X 4.8-6.0 microns, cylindric.
Q(ave) = 2.61. Q(range) = 2.42-2.82)
Could be young version of my…

which I’m tentatively calling Amanita peckiana.

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The spores are a pretty good match for peckiana.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-27 19:56:51 BST (+0100)

I have looked at a lot of material that matched peckiana (among the named taxa of sect. Amidella in North America), and the spore size/shape is rather variable.

I’m glad that more collections of this sort are showing up on MO (mostly thanks to you, Ron).

Very best,


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