Observation 188469: Amanita pruittii A.H. Sm. ex Tulloss, J. Lindgr. & Arora
When: 2014-11-13

Notes: in rank dead grass thatch around edge of baseball field

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here is the recently published rebuttal to the Saproamanita proposal:
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-12 20:12:11 MSK (+0300)

http://amanitaceaethejournal.org/...

BTW, I find it rather odd that one can’t even search for Saproamanita here on MO.

Why is that, since it was validly published, and a current working name?

Whether it gets accepted or not down the line still remains to be seen.

Even possible dead ends are interesting mycological travels; Saproamanita is not a nom prov, which gets used widely here on MO, valid or not, but a peer-reviewed publication!

Right
By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-06-02 21:09:21 MSK (+0300)

My understanding is that the two groups share a common ancestor, and that the lepidella group retained the tropic strategy of its ancestor, while the rest of Amanita developed its current persuasive technique. Admittedly, my understanding of Amanita is exceptionally limited :).

it is my understanding
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-06-02 21:04:32 MSK (+0300)

that all of the rest of the amanitas derived from the primitive lepidellas, so I guess that would make them basal. the saprobic lepidellas were probably the original form, since the MR lifestyle came later.

Basal?
By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-06-02 20:56:45 MSK (+0300)

The lepidellas are clearly sister to the rest of Amanita, but are they necessarily basal?

Hi Else
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-06-02 20:38:05 MSK (+0300)

When and where should we expect to see the opinion paper on this topic (what to call the saprobic amanitas) that you and Rod et al have written or are in the process of writing?

Do you actually now get all amanita obsies sent to you directly? Or have you become MO addicted, like so many? ;)

Or perhaps it was a heads-up by your “Fairy Godchild?”

No matter. I think that we can all agree that these saprobic amanitas are quite different, even tho they may be basal to the Genus Amanita.

I look forward to reading your opinion piece.

A very nice image.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-11-14 23:06:15 MSK (+0300)

By a baseball field.

Very best.

Rod

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