Observation 208415: Amanita solaniolens H.L. Stewart & Grund

When: 2015-07-01

Collection location: Oneida Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eric Smith (esmith)

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Recognized by sight: Largest cap about 1 1/4" in diameter. Found under pine and oak in mixed woods. Volva very pale yellow in some specimens.

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Another collection with caps having pale edges.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-02 13:15:55 AEST (+1000)

I mentioned in an earlier post that this is the way the species appeared during the rainy season in Costa Rica when I was there in 1995. Perhaps our heavy rains in recent weeks are washing out some pigment from the caps. Genetic data shows no distinction between solaniolens and what I called “sp-CR15” in Costa Rica. It seems that enough rain will produce the same pallid margin on northeastern US material of solaniolens. Interesting.

I just spent 2.5 days merging two web pages (Amanita bulbosa and A. bulbosa var. citrina) into one (A. mappa).

Now it appears that it is necessary merge three pages into one—-combining A. “sp-O02” and A. “sp-CR15” into A. solaniolens.

Very best,


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