Observation 170956: Amanita “sp-GSM05” Tulloss, Kudzma & K.W. Hughes crypt. temp.

50-60 year old forest of mainly beech, cherry, maple, and a scattering of hemlock. Acidic upland environment, asl~2300 feet. No oak.

Preserved for study.

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So…my thanks have to be expanded and extended. :)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-03-02 13:38:38 PST (-0800)

Thanks for going beyond the call of duty. :)

Very best,


You’re welcome, Rod.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-03-02 11:36:23 PST (-0800)

I just checked my photos from 2014, and this apparently was harvested in the middle of three days of backpack camping at a primitive site. I probably air-dried it in a sunny spot. Really pleased to see you got good data from it. It took a bit of attention to get this mushroom out of the woods in decent condition.

David, thank you very much for another enlightening collection.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-03-01 20:29:00 PST (-0800)


Sequencing was very successful and it would appear that this is another collection …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-03-01 20:27:42 PST (-0800)

of “sp-GSM05.” Sequences are posted above. The collection is added to the list of supporting material on the “sp-GSM05” page of the WAO site.

Very best,


Thanks Dave,
By: groundhog
2014-09-16 09:25:49 PDT (-0700)

We have recieved this material and accessioned it to Rod’s Herbarium. We have scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

I agree.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-23 10:05:52 PDT (-0700)

Also, the stipe lacks the grayish ornamentation usually found on the rhacopus types.

Thanks, David.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-23 10:00:35 PDT (-0700)

Because the volva is not graying even though the cap is mature, I’ll guess that there was a small cup left behind somehow and that this is not something in the rhacopus group.

Very best,


I don’t recall these details.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-07-23 09:39:11 PDT (-0700)

But I think this one was not buried very deeply.

Briefly, again.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-07-23 09:23:29 PDT (-0700)

Is the bottom of the volval sac still in the ground or is this more like the situation in the rhacopus group?

Very best,


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