Observation 138533: Amanita amerirubescens Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2013-07-04

Collection location: Rockingham Co, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: pete (petepann)

No specimen available

Used above references to ID first find. The area here is over run with these. I see at least one lately on every outing.

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All the rubes you could want…
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-04 16:12:06 PDT (-0700)

Yes sir. My woods are absolutely overrun with Amanita amerirubescens. The trick is trying to get a decent specimen before the bugs do. They seem to love the rubes and make quick work out of even the most robust of specimens. And they get HUGE. It seems each time I go out there, they just keep getting larger. And I may have your citrina fresh on hand from todays hunt. Im going to email you now.

Hello, Pete.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-04 05:01:12 PDT (-0700)

It happens that I am also involved in a project examining the rubescent taxa of the world. In this project we’d be interested in any individual collections (maybe 1 per species per county) of reddish staining amanitas that you find in your collecting area. When citrina-like species begin to appear, we are very interested in them because there seem to be three very similar species in the eastern U.S. (They all will get lavender stains on them if the weather conditions are right.) If you are interested in collecting for the project(s), you can let me know by MO’s email feature.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

Created: 2013-07-04 00:55:48 PDT (-0700)
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