Observation 164703: Amanita protecta Tulloss & G. Wright
When: 2014-05-05
No herbarium specimen

Notes: very short stems, normal caps.
Willows only EM host around

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-01-09 18:03:48 NZDT (+1300)

what was nonsense?

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-09 17:00:39 NZDT (+1300)

protecta apparently sometimes grows with willow (it may be a new host, or just a habitat that was not hunted often in the past). most other times, by most if not all other collectors except Noah and Christian, it has been found with live oak and sometimes pine. I have found most of my collections with oak, including at least two more in my sketchbook that are not up here on MO.

That is fascinating.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-05-06 07:40:04 NZST (+1200)

For some reasons willows are mentioned by none of the original collectors (including Harry Thiers and Greg Wright). The original sites were often provided moisture predominantly by fog and Coastal Live Oak and Pines were recorded as the nearby trees.

This is fascinating. I’ll send you an email.

Very best,


By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-05-06 07:03:33 NZST (+1200)

Hi Rod,

Around central CA Amanita protecta almost always grows with willow.
I have only found 1 mycelium where I could not find a willow nearby.

If you want a specimen, we have a number from this spot and other willow habitats on the central

Willows, eh?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-05-06 06:59:05 NZST (+1200)

That’s really unusual.

I gather there is no speicmen.

Very best,


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