Observation 140436: Amanita brunnescens G.F. Atk.
When: 2013-07-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: All growing within a small (3-4 square yard) patch. Some with, and others without the star-shaped split bulb.

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Thanks Dave,
By: groundhog
2013-10-25 13:09:51 CDT (-0500)

This material has been recieved and accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

One specimen without split bulb…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-07-20 21:37:06 CDT (-0500)

preserved for study.

I think they are the same. I made a recent comment (another obs) about the split bulb being a defining macro-character for A. brunnescens. Perhaps this was an overstatement of the importance of this trait.

Great observation
By: Josh M.K. (suchen)
2013-07-20 16:23:59 CDT (-0500)

Would love to know whether there are genetic differences between the two (split-bulb vs non-split) great enough to consider two separate species or variants.

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