Observation 210821: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2015-07-19

Collection location: Pocono Region, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

I really don’t know what to make of this one. Gestalt says Validae, but I don’t recognize it.

Partial veil present.

Mixed woods, oak, hemlock, birch, maple. A damp area.


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Recognized by sight: See comment, below. However, the pinkish cap center is not something I know from “maryaliceae.”

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Not very good weather…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-05 22:44:23 CST (-0500)

for finding wild mushrooms around here right now. But perfect conditions for a focused review of old stuff, while sitting on my couch with a couple logs burning in the wood stove.

I had never really incorporated the concept of A. maryaliceae into my own neural data bank. This latest possible example was found only a few miles from obs 73731 (not during same year). Judging from my memory and my notes about habitat, this was found in a low lying area wet area with plenty of hemlock.

I checked my notes, and a pink tint is not mentioned in any notes. EDITED.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-26 22:26:46 CDT (-0400)

Perhaps, then, this is not [<—EDITED] “maryaliceae.”

The provisional name has been around for a couple of years on the website. In the days before the website, the species was called “N5.”

Very best,


First time I’ve see the species name…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-07-26 19:31:46 CDT (-0400)

“maryaliceae.” The pinkish disc on the specimen in this observation is true to form, as I recall. Material has been preserved.

Maybe, this could be Amanitamaryaliceae.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-07-26 12:20:21 CDT (-0400)

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