Observation 221234: Amanita sculpta Corner & Bas

When: 2015-08-18

Collection location: Na Ban He Reserve, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China [Click for map]

22.3° 100.6°

Who: Steve Axford (steveaxford)

No specimen available

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We will return
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2015-10-31 17:49:08 CDT (-0400)

We’ll be going back next year so we may have a chance to test this. They are certainly an impressive mushroom.

I have one suggestion with regard to an illustration of A. sculpta.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-31 09:13:35 CDT (-0400)

The color changes in the interior of A. sculpta are said to be quite striking. It would be very interesting to have a series of images showing a specimen that is sectioned longitudinally so that one could see the color changes with the passage of time.

It is quite striking to me how much images attributed to A. sculpta differ in their external appearance. Perhaps there is some interesting work that could be done by comparing genetically specimens from over the whole geographic range of A. sculpta.

The only known relative of A. sculpta occurs in the southeastern U.S.—-A. westii.



Very best,

Rod Tulloss

By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2015-10-31 00:37:44 CDT (-0400)

Excellent photo!!!

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