Observation 208373: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2015-06-24
(42.0329° -78.876° 640m)

Notes: Coming to you, Rod! 2100ft on Mt. Tuscarora, with Chestnut Oak, some Red Oak, American Chesnut, small percentage other hardwoods and shrubs.

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Thanks Garrett,
By: groundhog
2015-07-28 08:44:33 PDT (-0700)

We have received this material and it has been accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

You’re welcome, Garrett
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-02 06:45:29 PDT (-0700)


Thanks again
By: Garrett Taylor (cappy)
2015-07-02 06:07:55 PDT (-0700)

I haven’t looked yet, unfortunately I have been relying on my memory for the pictures I have taken. I need to find a way to take some notes to the pictures I have taken. I don’t remember taking that many spore prints.

I included possible doubles of this observation, they were found on the same hilltop, and had the same coloration as this one. I also included possible doubles of the other one that looks similar to this one, from a lower location down from the same ridge this one was found, but with Red Oak primarily, 208375.

If the spores are mounted in Melzer’s and the darkness…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-01 18:26:59 PDT (-0700)

of the decorations are due to an amyloid reaction, then they might be spores from a species of the Russulales.

If there is no amyloid reaction involved, then Strobilomyces is one possibility.

Very best,


By: Garrett Taylor (cappy)
2015-07-01 16:18:15 PDT (-0700)

Could it be that I had mounted them in Melzer’s? It’s likely I would have if so.

By: Garrett Taylor (cappy)
2015-07-01 16:17:16 PDT (-0700)

I guess I need to look back at my pictures again and see where those spores are then!

I’ll be happy to get the material. Thank you.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-01 15:39:31 PDT (-0700)

But I don’t think that the spores can be those of an Amanita. They seem to have dark pigment in the walls and spines. Neither are present in amanita spores.

Very best,


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