Observation 203005: Amanita muscaria var. persicina Dav.T. Jenkins

When: 2015-04-18

Collection location: Haralson Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jessica Justice (thejjustice)

No specimen available

Out of character time for this to fruit, but have observed this species in same location previous two years.

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Hello, David.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-04-19 20:07:27 PDT (-0700)

Amanita fibrillopes is the correct name for the Australian species that was given the invalid name A. persicina R. N. Hilton & Clancy. I wonder what will happen when A. persicina (Dav. T. Jenkins) Tulloss & Geml finally comes out. I don’t know if MO can distinguish between cases where the same name is used by two different authors…with one name invalid and the other valid.

Very best,


Walt, I’m still confused about…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-04-19 17:47:25 PDT (-0700)

where one finds a reason to suggest the name fibrillopes for this observation?

By: Jessica Justice (thejjustice)
2015-04-19 17:00:45 PDT (-0700)

Sorry, MO is still offering A. persicina as a synonym for this mushroom. Thanks for the updated info, Rod.

The webpage devoted to A. fibrillopes…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-04-19 16:43:18 PDT (-0700)

documents an Australian species that has cap covered in light brown pointed warts…?

I think that you intended the name
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-04-18 18:25:15 PDT (-0700)

to be Amanita muscaria var. persicina Dav. T. Jenkins or the new combination of that name which is expected to be published soon: Amanita persicina (Dav. T. Jenkins) Tulloss & Geml. The paper is waiting for the last peer reviewer to send the last review.

The Hilton and Clancy name was never validly published and the material in the Perth herbarium that Hilton and others called “Amanita persicina” has turned out to have another name: A. fibrillopes.



Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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