Observation 216634: Amanita lavendula group
When: 2015-09-20
Who: R.W. (Al.)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: firm bulbous base

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We know there are three species in this group.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-09-21 05:26:28 HST (-1000)

From the Province of Ontario, we have records of one of them so far. The collections we have from Ontario to date represent the species that has a “swarm” of different copies of the “proposed fungal bar code” gene (nrITS). On the WAO site, this species is called A. sp-lavendula01. That species has globose to subglobose spores that, on average, are about 1 micron longer than the spores of A. lavendula. Unfortunately, the third member of the group has identical spores. Cap color varies a good deal in all three group members, and all three turn lavender to amethyst in very cold weather (less than 1 degree C or around 33 degrees F).

Very best,


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