Observation 147755: Amanita chrysoblema G.F. Atk.

When: 2013-10-07

Collection location: York Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

No specimen available


Copyright © 2013 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2013 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2013 Erlon Bailey
Copyright © 2013 Erlon Bailey

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Orange sherbet.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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Editing the Name pages is a great way to start!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2014-05-06 18:51:32 PDT (-0700)

If you have clarity on any of this, it would be great if you could update the MO name pages. For example the Amanita chrysoblema page at the moment says its generally white and A. muscaria var. flavivolvata may be a synonym. Please provide notes to the look alike section of the primary description (hit “Edit” next to “Brief Description” on the Name page.


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-06 13:15:11 PDT (-0700)

Red, white, and orange-yellow, A. chrysoblema is the name of this fellow.

Due to the work and recent molecular studies of Tulloss and Geml, clade I from north-America has been found to be polymorphic.

Interestingly, the PNW solid yellow (clade II/A) known as A. muscaria var. formosa sensu Thiers is a separate species in need of species level designation.

Been trying to get others on board with these concepts, it’s really not that confusing. The description for A. chrysoblema will simply have to be emended to include the larger color variation than was previously described. I wish more people would take interest in this! After all, it’s the most iconic mushroom group of all time.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-05-06 12:42:30 PDT (-0700)

basically I’m overreaching my knowledge, but isn’t A. chrysoblema a name for a white form of a muscarioid taxon? Seems like a mess, I guess I should just abstain from voting here…

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-06 12:31:10 PDT (-0700)

Any particular reason why you’ve shot my suggestion down, that you’d like to share? Thanks!

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