Observation 193712: Amanita Pers.
When: 2014-06-22
Who: Midnight
No herbarium specimen

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-15 10:51:47 PST (-0800)


By: Midnight
2014-12-15 10:39:57 PST (-0800)

Great, thank you very much Rod.

I came back for a second look motivated by your note.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-15 10:32:23 PST (-0800)

Photo suggestion. Use something to shade the mushrooms and some carboard wrapped in aluminum foil to push light into the shade you create. You can pretty much get rid of the glare that makes it hard to see the striations on the cap in the last image (for example).

This looks very much like a species of Amanita sect. Amanita that I’ve called “sp-34.” It is possible that my temporary code applies to the same taxon as Yves Lamoureux’s Amanitaminutula.” We should get the basics of that issue sorted out this winter. If you can send me some material of the species that you photographed (not too old please, but producing spores and dried without too much delay), I can include it in the process of getting some DNA sequences for comparison.

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Very best,


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