Observation 143589: Amanita rubescens Pers.

When: 2013-08-23

Collection location: Stafford, Staffordshire, England [Click for map]

Who: _Matt_

No specimen available

Growing with Birch.



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my thought exactly, Rod!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-23 10:18:11 PDT (-0700)

This critter looks closer to novinupta than it does to rubescens.

Hello, Matt.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-23 07:41:54 PDT (-0700)

Since this material apparently has a very white cap before the staining sets in, I am particularly interested in seeing this material or other material like it. I have collected similar material in Scandinavia and had the impression that it was very similar to a rubescens species that we have in the western U.S. (Amanita novinupta). At present, I have the opportunity to obtain DNA from rubescent amanitas (and some other taxa) due to a collaboration with Dr. Karen Hughes at the Univ. of Tenn., Knoxville.

Hence, if you can dry material of this type and send it to me, we have an opportunity to “make hay” from your effort.

Very best,


Created: 2013-08-23 05:14:49 PDT (-0700)
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