Observation 178500: Amanita spreta (Peck) Sacc.
When: 2014-09-14
No herbarium specimen

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 07:07:53 PDT (-0700)

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 06:09:30 PDT (-0700)

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 20:29:27 PDT (-0700)

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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