Observation 140191: Amanita rubescens sensu auct. amer.
When: 2013-07-16
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

On mossy ground under balsam fir. Blushing red where damaged.


Possibly Hypomyces hyalinus on left button
Slowly blushing red where cut
Slowly blushing red where cut

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Thank you, Teresa.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-17 12:16:35 PDT (-0700)

I am beginning to think that the form of the bulb may be important. I noticed that this observation has a bulb shape different from many that I have seen in eastern rubescent taxa in North America. I have no idea whether I right about this, but we’ll have to pay a lot of attention to things like bulb shape in order to find whether we are missing visible differences between two very similar taxa.

Interesting problem. Thank you for helping with resolving it.

Very best,


Hi Rod,
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2013-07-17 11:28:50 PDT (-0700)

I’m finding many of these right now so it shouldn’t be a problem finding more to dry and send to you.



Hello, Teresa.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-17 07:06:26 PDT (-0700)

Recent DNA evidence suggests that we have two similar rubescent taxa in the eastern U.S. Because of this, I am very interested in collecting material of this “common” mushroom from as many different counties of different states as possible…especially when accompanied by good photos and notes on the fresh specimens. If you should run into this creature again, I would very much like to have some dried material. If you have such an opportunity and the time necessary, please don’t mix collections.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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