Collection location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Who: Dave W (Dave W)
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I did not smell the fresh mushroom. I detect no odor in the dried material.
Growing on a path with sparse grass, oak saplings in the vicinity… maple, probably some birch. Nearest conifer is a smallish white pine maybe 30 feet away.
before you dried it?
Genetically, the color variation seems not to be relevant. Also, as with other taxa with ranges extending from Canada into Central America (or further) host shifts are often seen. In the present case, the type (collected in Nova Scotia) was associated with Canadian Hemlock. However, the species occurs in mixed forests with or without Canadian Hemlock and with or without conifers elsewhere in eastern North America. In Costa Rica, the species occurs in mountainous oak forest.
Both nrITS and nrLSU gene sequences are essentially invariable (given our data to date). (Variation involves an infrequent extra “T” in a string of “T’s”.)
It’s in the dryer now.
So does it make sense to use the name “Amanita solaniolens group?” It has been suggested that “solaniolens” currently applies to a single NA species.
I’ve been concentrating on getting better gill shots, especially for amanitas.
Can you spare part of the specimen so that I’d have a voucher for the images?
I need to get more images of this sort onto the solaniolens page on the web site. Thanks for reminding me.
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