Observation 138744: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2013-07-05
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: I didn’t get a picture of the base of the stipe — it is clavate, not rooting. No universal veil remnants at the stipe base. Did not have a very strong odor. A few loose warts on the smooth cap.

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Hello, Patrick.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-23 11:04:54 CDT (-0400)

Unfortunately, this critter did not make it through the mails. Apparently it wasn’t completely dry when it was placed in its bag and arrived a bit mushy with a few critters living on it. We decided it was a threat to herbarium security.:)

There was a second lepidella (daucipes) that we’re trying to redry, but we may have lost that one also. It would probably be a good idea to cut large lepidella stems vertically twice (into quarters) and the caps into six or eight pie shapes. Bulbs and cap context can hold water while they appear dry on the surface.

Very best,


Thank you, Patrick.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-07 10:53:26 CDT (-0400)

Very best,


Sending it soon
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2013-07-07 08:50:30 CDT (-0400)

I’ve five other samples from Hawn in the dryer, I’ll send them to you some time tomorrow.

I didn’t see any bruising on this one. Not much of a smell to it, either.

I think I see pink near the lower edge of the cap in the bottom picture.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-06 00:32:27 CDT (-0400)

That, plus yellow volval material on the cap edge and on the underside of the partial veil, and the white color of the rest of the basidiome suggests to me A. rubescens var. alba Coker. I have seen that species with the underside of the Partial veil completely yellow…and the same can be seen occasionally in what appears to be “A. amerirubescens.”

Very best,


Did this bruise reddish a bit later in the damaged area or on the warts on the cap?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-06 00:28:29 CDT (-0400)


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