Observation 202936: Amanita “sp-AUS11” Tulloss & Kudzma crypt. temp.

Two Amanita of varying degrees of maturity found in damp shaded area , open semi rainforest floor, with filtered light..


2ND Larger Specimen Images included JPG 525/526 and 527.

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Recognized by sight
91% (2)
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Based on chemical features: Segregated by DNA sequencing. This collectrion represents the current concept of cryptonom. temp.

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Set up skeletal web page for this species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-12-17 22:04:17 CST (-0500)
We have received some DNA information on this species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-11-18 13:21:39 CST (-0500)

Hello, Ian.

We have several fragments of the nrLSU gene that are too short to submit to GenBank. We did get a clean nrITS sequence, however. The sequence is not a close match to any sequence in GenBank. Its best match is not very meaningful because the “match” when compared to our new data is 16.6% different.

We’ll have to see if this species fits one of the descriptions of Dr. Wood.

Very best,


Thanks Ian,
By: groundhog
2015-06-05 13:06:36 CDT (-0400)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium.

You’re welcome, Ian.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-04-19 09:21:29 CDT (-0400)


Thanks Rod… Learning every day.

Gosh, I should do something about checking my typing before submitting. Always seem to be pushed for time. hohum

This is not uncommon in sections Caesareae and Vaginatae.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-04-18 23:44:52 CDT (-0400)

Sometimes it may be due to environmental factors; however, in some species it is the standard mode of operation.

There are species known for the patch they tend to carry on their caps. In the U.S., we have calyptroderma and vernicoccora which are species of the Caesareae commonly bearing substantial, membranous patches of universal veil on their caps.

Very best,


White crown on Amanitas

Rod, Is this usual as it is only lately I have noticed this effect.

I look forward to seeing the material.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-04-18 21:38:21 CDT (-0400)

On another subject of one of your postings today…

When I was a child, there was a story in one of my books that I read over and over. It was short…probably less than half a page long.

There was a woodcarver who carved ducks and other animals and dolls and the exterior of cuckoo clocks. He sat in his shop carving by the light entering through a large window. People were used to seeing him working all day…as long as there was light by which he could see.

The thing that no one could understand was the large sign over the shop window. The sign read (in large letters): “Never worked and never will.”

Very best,


Dried Specimens (2)

Rod, Have dreid 3 specimens for you at the moment. The really fragile one , when I checked the volva it fractured. Just hope I haven’t over-dried these.

Oh, what a retiring and modest beauty.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-04-18 09:17:49 CDT (-0400)

I’m in love. (Again.)

It seems so fragile. I hope that you succeeded in drying it.

Lovely, lovely.

Very best,


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