Observation 196790: Amanita banningiana Tulloss nom. prov.
When: 2013-09-13
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small orange colored mushroom, lightly striated on the margin with a relatively thick colored volva. Found in mixed woods in a damp area near a stream. I only took one photo and had plans to come back in a few days to observe growth pattern, but I never returned.

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Good luck in 2015, Phil.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-20 23:12:58 EST (-0500)

Very best,


Thanks Rod.
By: Phil (gunchky)
2015-01-20 21:24:23 EST (-0500)

As always your input is greatly appreciated. This is the first Amanita button that I ever found with a volva colored like this. Still haven’t found A. jacksonii or A. banningiana. Maybe this year?

Amanita banningiana is usually much more yellow except at first…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-20 20:31:42 EST (-0500)

when it can be notably brown over the disc.

Most of the taxa in sugenus Amanita with rusty or orangish or reddish spots on a saccate volva belong in section Vaginatae. For this reason, even though I can’t tell whether or not there is a skirt on the stem, I’m inclined to think this species would belong in the Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang and not with banningiana in the Caesareae.

Very best,


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