Collection location: near Castella, California, USA [Click for map]
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This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.
The more detailed knowledge accumulated by participants in such a program the more meaningful the program’s results. A beneficial positive feedback loop develops. The more expertise the greater the desire to do more and better work on the project.
I would be very happy to share what I learn about this specimen. I suspect that it will be an undescribed species of sect. Vaginatae. There are a very large number of undescribed __Vaginatae)) in North America alone.
I am interested in documented material of species of that section.
I just finished working with a good team on a first genetic survey of section Caesareae (including calyptroderma). There are useful sequences now for many of the Caesareae in GenBank, very often for multiple genes.
I am always interested in Amanita collections. Right at the moment, I would refer collections of Caesareae to Santiago Sanchez who has been working in the laboratory of Dr. Jean-Marc Moncalvo in Toronto. If you contact me through the email function of MO, I can send you pdfs of the recent paper of Sanchez et al. as well as another recent paper formally naming A. pruittii. I don’t know what Sanchez’s current needs are for additional material. He will be able to tell you if he would like material of calyptroderma.
In addition to the Vaginatae, I have recently been working on a number of other groups: citrina-like taxa, rubescens-like taxa, and ocreata-like taxa. If you post material on MO, and call my attention to it, I will do what I can.
I will dry my specimen and send you one half, we are doing a study of fungi of our area and would appreciate your help identifying this amanita. We are currently having a large flush of amanita calyptroderma, any interest in those?
If you would be willing to send me at least part of your collection (say split down the middle top-to-bottom so that all tissue are represented), I would like to include it in my study of sect. Vaginatae. Any findings will be reported back to this observation, as the folks in the group I work with usually do. I have done a study of the type collection of pachycolea; so there is the possibility of a useful morphological comparison. We are also in the process of accumulating a DNA sequence library for the Vaginatae based on types and accurately identified collections. Your material would play a role in this project.
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