Observation 210755: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang

When: 2015-07-20

Collection location: Umstead State Park, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

No specimen available

Another of these somewhat chestnut-like Amanita specimens this one rather pale.

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Thanks, Geoff.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-08-01 09:56:51 CDT (-0400)

I appreciate your effort on this unusual species.

Very best,


I’ve had my eyes peeled
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2016-07-29 14:03:11 CDT (-0400)

for another like it, as this was the month for it — I’ll see if I can get another of these with the striations all mascara’d in! :)

that is a helluva nice looking grisette, Geoff!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-29 13:57:08 CDT (-0400)

almost elegant.

I can see this design and these colors in a ladies gown!

Thank you, Geoff.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-13 09:17:53 CDT (-0400)

Very best,


I’ll be out this morning
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-09-13 08:03:36 CDT (-0400)

I’ll see if I see it again! Will get you a specimen if possible.

I don’t think so.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-12 21:06:19 CDT (-0400)

There is no dark brown in the case of “sp-21.” The latter has a cap that is multiply zonate, with olivaceous as the most central color as well as in a band between two off-cream regions between the center and the edge. That kind of patterning is often associated with a Euroasian species called A. umbrinolutea. There are several taxa with this patterning in the eastern U.S. The one with palest coloration that I know of is “sp-21.”

Very best,


Prof. Tulloss
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-09-12 15:57:16 CDT (-0400)

I was just studying your list and it appears to me that you do have this one in your list: Amanita sp-21 Tulloss cryptonom. temp

I very much appreciate the benevolent outlook of…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-12 15:07:25 CDT (-0400)

your fancy new dryer.

Very best,


It was a beauty!
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-09-12 15:01:51 CDT (-0400)

I’ll keep my eyes open for another, sir!

If I run across it my fancy new dryer will produce a specimen for you! :)

It makes me think of the “two tone” models of various cars in the 1950s.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-12 12:38:54 CDT (-0400)

Very best,


If you find another one of these,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-12 12:36:44 CDT (-0400)

I’m pretty sure this is unique. I’ve never seen anything like it so far as I can remember.

I would be very interested in obtaining dried material of this mushroom.

I must have missed this when it was first posted.

Very best,


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