Observation 222504: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2015-11-10
Herbarium specimen reported

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Oh good!
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-19 19:07:27 CST (-0600)

Thanks, Rod. I was worried I may have dropped one in the post office.

I miscounted.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-19 17:52:46 CST (-0600)

We have received precisely the set of collections that you list below.

Sorry for the mistake.

Very best,

Rod

Hi Rod
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-19 17:35:23 CST (-0600)

Four specimens should have arrived:

Each specimen was in a snack-size plastic baggie labelled in Sharpie with its respective MO observation number and name.

Dried material of this collection…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-19 10:10:20 CST (-0600)

and two others (species apparently of section Caesareae) have arrived in good order this morning.

Thank you, Sarah.

Very best,

Rod

Thanks very much.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-16 20:40:52 CST (-0600)

Looking forward to seeing the material.

Rod

Dried material
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-16 16:34:39 CST (-0600)

en route to Dr. R. E. Tulloss.

The gills seem to be yellow.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 22:54:50 CST (-0600)

That is not a reported character of the Limbatulae that I’ve checked this evening. Hmmm. I think I need to see the material. I got you note generously offering to send collections in addition to ones that I asked about. If you would be so kind, I would be glad to see what we can do with those collections.

Very best,

Rod

Rod, I’ve added a few photos of the larger specimen.
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-12 22:25:40 CST (-0600)

They show a thin membranous rim standing up on the top of the bulb. If that is the main qualifier for subsection Limbatulae, I have to agree.

Sarah.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 22:09:10 CST (-0600)

What do you think of the idea of A. limbatula?

Very best,

Rod

The third image might have some membranous fragments around the top of the bulb.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 22:08:10 CST (-0600)

What do you think? That image reminds me of one of the Limbatulae that David W. collected in eastern PA a couple of years back. I just checked. That collection of David’s is depicted on this page:

http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita%20limbatula

It does seem rather like Sarah’s species of the present observation.

Very best,

Rod

It is possible.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 22:02:33 CST (-0600)

That is one of the species that I thought of, Igor. They seem rather delicate for subsolitaria. I will have to go back and look at notes on Florida lepidellas that did not make it onto the website. I think there are a few. One that I thought of was “sp-F01”; however, that has a different shaped bulb and a stem that is more robust in comparison to its bulb than is true in the present case.

Several of the smaller species of section Lepidella that I have seen from Florida have been members of Bas’ subsection Limbatulae. For these, we would have to look closely near the shoulder of the bulb to see if there is evidence of a thin membranous rim standing up on the top of the bulb. Sometimes in those species a very think membrane is found on the cap covering a powdery, inner layer of volva.

Very best,

Rod

Hello, Rod
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2015-11-12 19:10:53 CST (-0600)

Might these be related to A. subsolitaria?

Very understandable.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 16:44:55 CST (-0600)

I look forward to seeing material.

Very best,

Rod

Hi Rod
By: Sarah Prentice
2015-11-12 15:34:58 CST (-0600)

I didn’t notice a distinctive odor, but that’s not to say there wasn’t one. I usually have a stuffy nose from allergies, so my sense of smell is poor.

I didn’t split the fruiting body, but both of these mushrooms are drying now, along with my other recent Amanita observations. (I kept them all in the fridge until I had more time.)

Subsequent thoughts…..
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 14:05:47 CST (-0600)

Did you notice a distinctive odor? Did you happen to split the fruiting body and see the color of the surfaces of the gills?

Very best,

Rod

The form of the fruiting body reminds me of taxa that I have seen previously…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-11-12 14:04:14 CST (-0600)

from Florida or from elsewhere in the Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico coastal plains.

Do you have dried material of this entity?

Very best,

Rod

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