Observation 173263: Amanita cokeri (E.-J. Gilbert & Kühner) E.-J. Gilbert

When: 2014-08-10

Collection location: Hawn State Park Picnic Area, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Used references: Suggested by Dr. Tulloss

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There will be another.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-13 09:59:36 CDT (-0500)

There is increasing motivation for drying without too much delay.

Drying relatively quickly not only kills bugs and larvae; it also protects cell structure for anatomical examination and protects DNA.

I always appreciate your efforts. There will be another cokeri and/or subcokeri. No worries.

Very best,

Rod

Sorry about that
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2014-08-13 09:03:21 CDT (-0500)

I waited too long to get it in the dryer, and the bugs got to it first.

Thank you, Patrick.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-12 10:27:28 CDT (-0500)

Very best,

Rod

I don’t have a microscope
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2014-08-12 09:55:28 CDT (-0500)

but I am drying it for you.

:) On the other hand…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-12 09:34:12 CDT (-0500)

The reddish stain on the bulb is a marker for subcokeri. Coker said he never saw “pink staining” that his northern correspondents reported on what they thought was cokeri. Oh, well. Can you check the Q value of the spores?

Very best,

Rod

Because of the size of the warts and because they
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-11 19:26:48 CDT (-0500)

seem loosely attached to the cap, this might be the true A. cokeri. It is more common in the southern U.S. than is A. subcokeri.

Very best,

Rod

Created: 2014-08-10 17:01:53 CDT (-0500)
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