Observation 202595: Amanita pachycolea D.E. Stuntz
When: 2015-04-09
(48.5233° -123.4182° 180m)

Notes: Original Herbarium Label: Amanita pachycolea D.E. Stuntz OC2150404-AP
In photos also Ariolimax columbianus and Diptera, fam. Heleomyzidae, probably a species of Suillia (Steve Marshall, Guelph pers.comm.)

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I added 2 photos of the dried herbarium specimen
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-10-26 15:31:07 MDT (-0600)

You can judge the size from added photos. I am trying to use MO for documenting our herbarium specimens. It works quite well until I get in conflict with the Mushroom Observer Rules Of Naming. I posted this particular observation as "Amanita pachycolea D.E. Stuntz OC2150404-AP ", but I am not allowed to mention the collection number in the MO Observation name. By labeling it Amanita pachycolea, this observation gets lost among 95 observations of the same name. When you renamed the observation to Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang, I have to look for the documentation of our specimen among 917 MO observations. That’s still better
than to file it among 1240 MO observations of “Amanita Pers.” Never mind, it’s all my fault, since I am using MO the way it was not meant to be used.

Is part or all of the specimen available for examination?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-26 03:46:03 MDT (-0600)

Hello, Adolf and Oluna.

This is a very pretty species. Can you tell us anything about the size?

Very best,


The cap pigmentations is not that of A. pachycolea.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-26 03:42:31 MDT (-0600)

The diversity of species of section Vaginatae in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. and the southwest of Canada is much larger than is indicated in the liaterature.

Very best,


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