Observation 170591: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2014-07-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found near White Oak. Pileus 40 mm dia. × 55 mm high, dark brown with a light yellow orange band at the end of the striations. Striations 18/55, no appendicalar remnants on margin. No odor, staining or bruising. Did not taste it. Pileal context white, no staining. Cap conical, dry and shiny. Lamellae white in side view, but pinkish en masse, crowded and their edges appeared to be serrulate. They were 2mm wide at the apex of the stipe and 2mm at the margin, but 5mm wide in the middle. The lamellulae were of different lenghts; some were 7mm long from the margin; others were11 and 19 mm long. The stipe was 195mm long and 17mm at midstipe, stuffed to hollow with cottony-like fibers. Stipe context white, unchanging except worm holes were stained orangish. The volval sac was attached to the base and adherrent at its top, and measured 60mm from the base to its highest point of attachment, was membranous and white, no inner limb present.

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Hello Rod
By: Phil (gunchky)
2014-07-19 22:11:23 EDT (-0400)

I still have this material and will finish dehydrating it. I can send it to you early next week. The reason I called it by this name is that I used Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians by Roody. I’m of the opinion that this species is present in the western hemisphere according to Roody. I actually wanted to call it Amanita ameriumbrinolutea, but since I’m not a mycologist, I don’t believe that I am qualified to name any organism. If you would e-mail your address to me I will gladly send this to you. I’ll have to remember to save your address for future mailings. Thanks again for your interest and comment. Phil

Hello, Phil.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-19 20:40:47 EDT (-0400)

So far as I know __umbrinolutea has a range extending from Europe to the western Himalayas. If you get some good material of the present species dried, I’d be glad to take a look and compare it with material of umbrinolutea that I have previously examined.

Very best,


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