Observation 182252: Amanita Pers.
When: 2014-10-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: growing from well decayed wood (I believe it was pine). Greenish, yellow tint. Sickly sweet smell.

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nope, none retained today but I’m hitting the same general area tomorrow
By: Jimmy Craine (doctorghosty)
2014-10-11 11:09:50 PDT (-0700)

bc I found some nice hericium erinaceus in the area, I will scoop up a couple.

No specimens dried and retained?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-11 10:57:51 PDT (-0700)

R

These are from the “lavendula group.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-11 10:56:51 PDT (-0700)

If you experience an overnight temperature of about one degree above freezing, you should see lavender on the surface of the mushroom (cap and/or stipe). There are three taxa in this group according to DNA studies of Dr. Karen Hughes and the University of Tennessee (Knoxville).

Hopefully, an article about the findings will come out in about a year or so.

At least one of the three mushrooms in the group can be distinguished by spore shape. The others are still a bit of a problem for us to separate by eye or microscope.

See:

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20sp-lavendula01

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20sp-lavendula02

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20sp-lavendula03

Very best,

Rod

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