Observation 26879: Amanita dulciarii Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2009-10-15

Collection location: Marconi beach, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-20 18:10:43 MST (-0700)

We also saw some REALLY purple citrina f. lavendula (enough to choke a small animal), including two buttons that were positively deep amethyst.

Very best,


I’ve seen it a few times before
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-10-20 16:46:38 MST (-0700)

but it is uncommon on Cape Cod, it was just collected twice this past weekend. I saw a quite a few last year (from the same spot that I collected mine from this year) but didn’t have RET to tell me what it was. The amanita that was everywhere this year was A. polypyramis (not counting the “common stuff”) also a few nice A. phalloides but that’s not one that I want to see here…

very sorry to have missed the live and in person example…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-20 13:05:59 MST (-0700)

but the right folks were definitely on the job!

Comments on the lower picture…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-20 09:46:28 MST (-0700)

I’ve had the chance to see the photos projected and to see the original material, but I really like the second picture Noah posted on the web. When you view it at maximum size you can really see the cup of volva that remained enclosing the stipe base. just to the left of the cup’s upper rim you can see what was a white, submembranous bit of the volval limb attached to remains of the limbus internus. Both are changing from the white submembranous (“original”) state to a form that looks like pale orange powdered sugar. To the left of this interesting volval fragment you see a strangulate zone (as in A. ceciliae, for example). Further still to the left to see the pale orange confectioner’s sugar drying against (and among) the fibrils of the stipe surface to create a darker orange, upper border to the strangulate zone and a flame (aka zebroid, aka snakeskin) pattern on the mature stipe. A very cool member of section Vaginatae. The name is the possessive (genitive) form of the Latin noun “dulciarius” — the “confectioner,” the “maker of sweets.”


Don’t worry, we shared with the attendees and kept half of a good specimen.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-10-20 09:32:27 MST (-0700)

Relax, Deb.

RET loaded up on Monday 12 March in the NJ Pine Barrens (pine dominated, but oak common) at the Franklin Parker Preserve at which NJ Mycol. Assoc. is doing a fungal ATBI.

Also we took a nice young specimen and let half of it be “for the table” at NEMF and put the other half in the dryer. Noah took nice pix to be used in the “prize winning” fungus ceremonies.

So much could be learned from the variation in age of the specimens found 12-17 October, that the A. dulciarii web page on the Amanita Studies site will have to have some significant changes made.

Very best,


sigh. a NEMF find?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-20 07:22:32 MST (-0700)

nice example of one of those cool Sandanitas (as opposed to Sandanistas).
Tree associates? So common to you lot that you don’t even save it? Geez, you really know how to hurt a girl…;(

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