Observation 189122: Amanita pubescens sensu Coker

When: 2014-09-10

Collection location: Saratoga, Texas, USA [Click for map]

30.2609° -94.5259°

Who: Mona A. Halvorsen (halvorm)

Specimen available

Near bayou, palmetto flatts, cypress trees


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Pubescens before collection
Pubescens before collection

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Used references: David Lewis, President Gulf States Mycological Society

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We can be happy for your daughter’s idea…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-11-24 07:16:51 PST (-0800)

and your willingness to support her interest.

Cheers for you both.

Very best,


Collector information
By: Mona A. Halvorsen (halvorm)
2014-11-24 06:20:26 PST (-0800)

I am a co-investigator on David Lewis’ NPS permit for Big Thicket Natioal Preserve. I was with my daughter, Talena A. Fowler, showing her different areas of a unit and she asked if we could collect while in this particular area. She found this specimen with many other different macro fungi in the same area.

David knows this species and was the first person to show me recent material of it.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-11-20 19:38:36 PST (-0800)

It is very nice to see that some of its hideouts are being discovered. From my point of view, it was just a mystery in Coker’s black and white photograph for decades.

Would you be willing share a portion of the mature fruiting body from your collection? We have an opportunity to do both genetic and morphological study of it at the moment.

There should have been a mycorrhizal tree (maybe an oak) near the collecting area.

A very nice find and nice photos, too.


Very best,

Rod Tulloss

Created: 2014-11-20 15:04:56 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2014-11-24 07:15:27 PST (-0800)
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