Observation 180200: Amanita muscaria var. persicina Dav.T. Jenkins
When: 2014-09-25
34.6822° -81.4328°
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

On roadside adjacent to recently burned oak/mixed hardwood/pine forest

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By: Keith Bradley (linaceae)
2014-10-06 19:25:47 CDT (-0400)

To everyone for the identification and the discussion. I also have a specimen that I’ll be sending along.

my fave NA muscaria variety!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-06 11:05:43 CDT (-0400)

I agree with Rod. Let’s keep it real, and not jump the gun here, and save the new muscaria group nomenclature for AFTER publication.

This is certainly a highly recognizable variant; at least we all agree on that!

I think you don’t mean to say that this is an Australian species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-06 10:32:06 CDT (-0400)

You were probably given a little “automated help” by having the Australian authors added to your intended name.

The current name that I think you meant to use is Amanita muscaria var. persicina Dav. T. Jenkins.

Some folks on MO are currently using a provisional recombination of this name Amanitapersicina” (Dav. T. Jenkins) Tulloss & Geml. While this name is working its way to publication, it is not there yet (hence the quotation marks). I am guessing that this use of quotation marks fits the MO model of using quotation marks around unpublished names…since we are dealing with an unpublished recombination of a name in the present case.

I just added to MO the correct and accepted name for the Australian species that got sucked into what you were trying to do. The valid and correct name for the invalid persicina attributed to Hilton and Clancy is Amanita fibrillopes—-a very beautiful, pink-capped species from SW Australia.

Very best,


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