Observation 27942: Amanita battarrae (Boud.) Bon
When: 2009-09-26
Herbarium specimen reported

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My impression from the diapositives (slides) is…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-22 10:07:50 PDT (-0700)

that this species is grayish and, in that way, conforms to what little information we have about A. battarrae.

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taxonomic remark
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-11-08 23:57:19 PST (-0800)

This is what I call Amanita battarae: two-coloured cap, rusty volva and growth on acid soil. Usually the gill margin is blackish. The similar A. submembranacea has a more uniformely coloured cap and a white but greying volva. Both grow in conifer forests, but A. battarae can also grow in acid decidous forests. And there is a third species, uniformely coloured but lighter then A. submembranacea, with white volva, growing in decidous forests on neutral to basic soil. This is what I would like to call Amanita umbinolutea. I have only dia of this one, no digital.

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