Observation 183071: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2014-10-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Seen at the Patrice Benson Memorial NAMA 2014 Foray display table

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I don’t think this is orange enough to be something to be labeled “crocea.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-15 23:09:09 CDT (-0400)

What is interesting to me is the slight frosty appearance of the cap which suggest fragments of universal veil are reflecting light from the cap surface. This can happen when separation of cap and volva occurs “too far” on the volva side of the interface between the cap skin and the volva. This is another thing that argues against the crocea-related taxa. In those species the separation occurs inside the pileipellis, and a thin layer of pileipellis remain in place (like wallpaper) on the inside of the limb of the volval sac.

Very best,


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