Observation 174982: Amanita Pers.

When: 2014-08-23

Collection location: Snow Creek Rd., Jefferson Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)

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A small sampling of porphyria collections from several countries…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-08-23 19:44:23 PDT (-0700)

of northern Europe and North America have been sampled genetically. The cap colors vary somewhat from place to place and with age of the fruiting body; however, the material all appears to belong to a single species with circumarctic distribution.

This collection has the lightest cap color that I have ever seen on a collection attributed to porphyria. Do you think that glare makes the cap appear light in the photos? Or was indeed a rather pallid cap? What color or colors would you say were present on the cap?

The reason that I ask these questions is that I have seen mushrooms of the citrina-like group in North America with a gray partial veil at maturity. That is to say that there is more than one taxon in North America in the citrina-porphyria__ grouping that has a partial veil that becomes gray.

Very best,


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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-23 09:34:08 PDT (-0700)

I think porphyria, in the broad sense, applies. Not sure whether this name currently applies to a single species.

By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2014-08-23 09:05:25 PDT (-0700)

I was just notified of the mixed collection, i will separate them leaving the annulus ones in this collection.

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