Observation 26771: Amanita citrina f. lavendula (Coker) Veselý

When: 2009-10-18

Collection location: Robertsville State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Notes:
potato smell

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Recognized by sight: Coker mentions in the protolog of this species that the cap is much paler than that of the citrina he knew from Europe (except, of course, for citrina var alba). I don’t see lavender; however, the weather is just turning cold enough so that we saw vivid lavender on some collections at the NEMF 2009 foray 15-18 2009. It appears the temperature must persist for a time (overnight?) BELOW 40 degrees F. Possibly, we can say below 37 or 38 degrees F. Certainly, we did not experience a freeze, but we were between 1+ and 3 degrees C.

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Re: Amanita citrina f. lavendula
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-10-20 18:19:11 CEST (+0200)

Interesting … Would I perhaps see the color if I took one home and put it in the refrigerator overnight? We should also see some of these at Hawn this weekend … weather was warmer this weekend, but should be colder then.

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