Observation 143634: Amanita tephrea Bas

When: 2013-08-22

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


Who: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)

Specimen available

Found in mixed hardwoods. Flocculose material easily brushed off cap and stipe, nowhere solid enough to constitute a conventional wart or patch. Exannulate. No distinctive smell.

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Amanita tephrea.jpg
Amanita tephrea 2.jpg
Amanita tephrea cap.jpg

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Used references: suggestion by Jay J and species description at Amanitaceae.org

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By: Mike Hopping (AvlMike)
2013-11-19 05:33:13 PST (-0800)

Glad to know that the specimen, pics and other information are of use.

You made good use of the collecting notes form, Mike.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-11-18 22:18:04 PST (-0800)

Thank you.

While the aging of the cap before collecting and drying did have some impact on the size and form of the spores (which is typical), the data is very useful to the WAO website as are your photographs. I hope it will not be too long before we can send samples out for DNA sequencing.

Very best,


Thank you, Mike.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-11-18 09:40:50 PST (-0800)

We received this material in late August, and have finally caught up with it. We will schedule it for sampling for DNA sequencing. Today it is on my desk for microscopic work.

Very best,


That was a good suggestion from Jay.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-23 20:25:03 PDT (-0700)

Did you happen to dry this?

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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