Observation 215135: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer
When: 2015-08-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Was with the leaders of the Pikes Peak Mycol Soc who have no records (over several decades of collecting on Pikes Peak) of a light colored Amanita from section Caesareae (which was the presumed group). Could be sect Validae due to ring and coloration. Only one specimen found in condition shown. Base was not found. Mushroom was one of many different species of mushrooms strewn about the ground in what appeared to be a squirrel feeding frenzy. Not much to go on with this photo but I do have dried material.

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Recognized by sight: Base of stem not seen; annulus on stem; some blush or bruising about mushroom.

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You’’re welcome, Britt.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-03 12:37:11 CDT (-0500)


I had no opportunity to check spores…
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2015-09-03 09:39:25 CDT (-0500)

or anything else on this one yet. (Plus was frustrated as it was the only specimen of its kind, of course.) It did get dried right away, but came back with me with a big load of stuff from CO and KS, and I’m only now getting a chance to sort through things and post images on MO etc. Thanks Rod! -B

On the edge of the skirt-like annulus,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-03 09:16:30 CDT (-0500)

I think I see lumps of friable volva. If I’m right about that, this could belong in section Amanita.

Very best,


The striate margin suggests…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-03 09:13:46 CDT (-0500)

that the species probably had inamyloid spores.

Very best,


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