Observation 168062: Amanita texasorora Tulloss, Kudzma & D.P. Lewis nom. prov.
When: 2014-06-11

Notes: Found in the northern part of the Turkey Creek Unit of the Big Thicket National Preserve.
Caps up to 5.0 cm across with striations up to 4 mm long.
Spores were ~ 9.0-12.5 X 8.2-12.1 microns, globose to subglobose.
Q(range) = 1.00-1.10. Q(ave) = 1.04.
I’m tentatively using Rod Tulloss’ Amanita sp-T01 as an ID, but ready to yield to any more informed guess.

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The Wisconsin collection is from sand barrens.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-14 15:53:56 CDT (-0500)

And the Indiana collection is from the sandy shor of the Great Lakes.

Very best,

Rod

Well, I do see collections from
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2017-04-14 15:42:58 CDT (-0500)

Indiana and Wisconsin but I guess one can say with some degree of certainly that “From the New York Harbor to the Gulf Stream forests, this land was made for Amanita texasoroa”. (with major apologies to Woody Guthrie).

It seems it might prefer sandy soils.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-14 14:51:16 CDT (-0500)

While rhacopus is very common in eastern Canada and extends (rarely?) as far south as Texas. So far (I hasten to add), texasorora seems to like the coastal plane in the northern part of its range and hasn’t yet been collected too far inland in the northeast. Even though it seems as if we have been swamped with material of both taxa, we still need more from states in which we have not yet located material of either.

Very best,

Rod

You’re welcome Rod,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2017-04-14 14:13:27 CDT (-0500)

and that’s quite an impressive habitat range for a little brown/gray Vaginatae.

I do not want to neglect saying, “Thank you,” again.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-14 08:02:25 CDT (-0500)

Very best,

R

The date error was corrected previously.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-13 11:19:30 CDT (-0500)

It should be corrected in the herbarium and on the website. I just checked.

Very best,

Rod

Hi Rod. Besides my earlier response,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2017-04-13 11:04:23 CDT (-0500)

I noticed the date was incorrect on the original posting(but not on my worksheet).
They were found on the 11th of June , not the 16th.

Is there anything you could add to an ecological brief on the site besides…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-13 10:25:22 CDT (-0500)

“in sandy soil of forest including “Pinus”?

Very best,

Rod

Hello, Ron.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-04-13 10:21:54 CDT (-0500)

We got very good quality nrITS and nrLSU for this species, and it is texasorora. I’m trying to get at least ten previously edited/aligned sequences ready for review before submittal to GenBank today. I’m averaging over one per hour so far today.

Thanks for this material very much.

Very best,

Rod

We got no results from the 2014 sample. We resampled and resubmitted in 2016.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-03-16 16:29:59 CST (-0600)

Our accession numer for the collection is RET 622-8.

The batch in which it went out is the one from which we’re starting to get data in recent data shipments. I’ll cross my fingers and report if we get anything. Thanks for provoking me to check on the progress of this material.

Very best,

Rod

Since we were just communicating about A.texasorora,” …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-22 07:45:30 CST (-0600)

I checked the status of sequencing on this collection. It’s in a very large batch that is being sequenced presently; so maybe I’ll have some news earlyish in the new year.

Very best,

Rod

Thanks Ron,
By: groundhog
2014-07-07 12:01:25 CDT (-0500)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have scheduled it for DNA sequencing.
Thanks,
Naomi

It will be fun to see if I’ve learned enough to put a name on this one “at sight.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-23 08:55:44 CDT (-0500)

Frankly, I don’t feel very confidant.

Very best,

Rod

Will do Rod.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-06-23 08:48:31 CDT (-0500)
At first, I was concerned because there was no gray or black ring on the lower stem.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-23 07:38:31 CDT (-0500)

Then I saw what appear to be gray fragments of volva sticking out from the undersides of the two stems. If it’s not “sp-T01,” it seems it might be very “close.” I would like to see a portion of this material if that is possible.

Very best,

Rod

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