Observation 146176: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý

When: 2013-09-22

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

45.8074° -77.1374° 200m

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Growing in Zone 15 near aspen (Populus tremuloides) and jack pine (Pinus banksiana).

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2013-09-22 20:21:53 PDT (-0700)

If you’re going to keep changing the preferred name for a species around every couple of months, don’t be surprised if a lot of people get fed up with the constant changes and just stick with one of them from that point on even if you guys decide to make further changes.

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2013-09-22 17:58:58 PDT (-0700)

Amanita amerimuscaria is a provisional name that is currently deprecated here at M.O., it is based morphologically around the western A. muscaria subsp. flavivolvata. A. muscaria var. guessowii is a validly published name for the eastern yellow-orange taxon; with its holotype originating from Ontario, Canada. Until there is a better validly published name we are stuck with it being under “muscaria”.

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2013-09-22 17:38:51 PDT (-0700)

…makes you doubtful that it’s A. amerimuscaria, Herbert Baker? It seems more likely to me to be that species than any variety of the European species A. muscaria.

Created: 2013-09-22 15:04:10 PDT (-0700)
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