Observation 181150: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer
When: 2014-10-01
(31.889° -109.1693° 1506m)

Notes: in soil near various Quercus ssp.

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Recognized by sight: obviously a blusher. beyond that … unknown.

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Thanks Bob,
By: groundhog
2014-10-28 13:27:22 PDT (-0700)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

low tech in a hi-tech vehicle!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-02 16:51:37 PDT (-0700)

I love it.

That dash dry works all over the place, really. Gotta love a rolling hothouse!

We field folks are nuttin’ if not resourceful. ;)
Rod — Dried. I’ll send it in a few days.
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2014-10-02 16:43:53 PDT (-0700)

Hey, I drive a Toyota. Why did I ever doubt its dashboard’s ability — and I am in Arizona.

Debbie — Monsoons have come and gone. This was an odd late fruiting. Possibly the result of the unprecedented deluge they had a couple of weeks ago

sounds like the monsoons have arrived!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-10-02 09:14:47 PDT (-0700)

I greatly look forward to your future postings!

Cool AZ blusher, whatever it’s name turns out to be.

I hope you are able to dry it,
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-02 09:12:08 PDT (-0700)

Very best,


This seems a lot chunkier than NM10
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2014-10-02 06:26:56 PDT (-0700)

This one appears like the “usual rubescens” we find in the Chiricahuas. NM10 was very gracile. I’ll send this off to you if I can get it dried. I don’t have my drier with me, so it will have to go on the dashboard like we did back in the day.

Hello, Bob.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-02 04:50:34 PDT (-0700)

I think this material is distinct from any of the eastern “rubsecens-like” taxa to which I (unintentionally) applied what turns out to be a “group name”—
amerirubescens”…a problem that is being sorted out with DNA.

I think this is different. I’d be very happy to work up this Cochise County collection if you would like. We have a good set of genetic data now, and I can tell (after sequencing) if this is one of the taxa we have seen previously.

Material you sent to me previously (from New Mexico) turned out to be a distinct species. See


That species tended to become red at the base of the stem and to have a somewhat radicating bulb…like the ones in your present photograph. It might be the same thing.

Very best,


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