Observation 215936: Amanita rhacopus Y. Lamoureux nom. prov.

When: 2015-09-11

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

Who: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)

No specimen available

How about this one for A. rhacopus, I’ve been struggling with it.

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By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2015-09-11 15:55:19 PDT (-0700)

it is so much fun to touch on such exciting defining efforts.

I think that it is in the group of taxa that include A. “rhacopus.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-11 15:25:06 PDT (-0700)

The ring(s) of gray to dark gray volval material on the lower stipe is typical of the group that includes such species as “rhacopus,” “texasorora,” “sp. V03,” and several others. Raleigh is in what I believe to be the ranges of several of the species.

At the moment, I am relying on molecular data to separate the species. All seem to have quite a range of cap colors that overlap extensively.

Very best,


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