Observation 178500: Amanita spreta (Peck) Sacc.

When: 2014-09-14

Collection location: Roberts Property, Cumberland Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)

No specimen available

Notes:
-large fruiting in mixed woods
-a couple of specimens quite large
-largest specimen 23 cm tall, pileus 15 cm wide

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Recognized by sight: Is “spreta” suspected to represent a group of species? My understanding is that the name refers to one species.

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re: The recent genetic work of Santiago Sanchez et al. says it’s one species.
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2014-09-16 09:07:53 CDT (-0500)

Thanks Rod. For some of us, it’s a relief to see some species not get divided up into numerous subspecies -makes identification much more simplified!

-Steve

The recent genetic work of Santiago Sanchez et al. says it’s one species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-09-16 08:09:30 CDT (-0500)

The paper by Sanchez-Ramirez et al. should be out soon in the the Journal of Biogeography…it may even be out already.

A nice set of photographs, Steve.

Very best,

Rod

Amanita spreta or Amanita spreta group
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2014-09-15 22:29:27 CDT (-0500)

Dave, I was just going by what Michael Kuo offers on the topic: ""Amanita spreta" may represent a group of potential North American species"

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