Observation 21300: Amanita ceciliae group
When: 2009-05-25
Who: nobo hobo
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I looked through every Amanita species profile and nothing came exactly close. This solitary specimen was growing underneath a hickory tree. Hopefully someone who nows can properly Id it.

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16% (2)
Recognized by sight: Older books may have it as A. inaurata.
81% (1)
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One of Cecilia’s sisters…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-05-26 00:27:30 CEST (+0200)

The story is that Berkeley named Agaricus (later to be Amanita) ceciliae for one of his daughters. So I have been planning on naming the (many) ceciliae-like tax from the Americas in a way as to indicate (at least as far as Amanita’s built-in feminism goes) that they are all sisters. From Colombia and Central America we have the dark-capped species Amanita sororcula Tulloss, Ovrebo & Halling. I think I have a number for this sister, but (unfortunately?) no specimen no determination…as far as this group of similar taxa goes.

The pictures are very nice.

Very best,


Amanita ceceliae
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-05-25 22:38:01 CEST (+0200)

Also called Amanita inaurata. Neither name may be correct for our N. American species. Maybe Rod Tulloss can elaborate.

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