Observation 31101: Amanita protecta Tulloss & G. Wright

Under live oak.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:09 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Union City, Alameda Co., California, USA.’ to ‘Union City, California, USA

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The sequence has been submitted to GenBank.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-03 15:57:04 CST (-0500)

It will be a number of weeks before the editorial process is completed and the sequence becomes available on-line.


Thanks again to Boleslaw and Darvin.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-02 12:23:13 CST (-0500)

This material has yielded a good “proposed barcode” sequence that is a beautiful match to the sequence we obtained from the holotype (in NY), a paratype, and two other collections of A. protecta. We hope to submit to GenBank very shortly.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

Thank you for sending the collection.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-04-05 22:33:43 CDT (-0400)

Thank you, Boleslaw. This is a very nice, collection with lots of material. It is also the first collection that I have examined from Alameda County. It is included in the “material examined” data field on the technical tab of this page:


The entry is linked to this observation.

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to send the collection with good notes on the collecting locality, habitat, etc. This was all very much appreciated.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

mail the collection
By: Boleslaw Kuznik (Bolek)
2010-01-01 13:13:46 CST (-0500)

Yes, Dr Tulloss, I will mail the collection to you when is dry. Stipes in real are a little darker then on photo.
Happy New Year to you.

May I borrow it or have part of a couple of the mature fruiting bodies?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-12-31 18:01:22 CST (-0500)

Very interesting. I’m inclined to agree on the ID, but I’ve never seen the stipe so white (on the other hand, how many of these things have I seen in fresh condition??!!).

I’d like to borrow the dried collection or obtain at least part of a couple of the mature (spore-bearing) fruiting bodies.

Very best…and Happy New Year,


By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-31 11:40:24 CST (-0500)

Wow, that is A. protecta?!

They sure look a lot different when they get older…

nice collection, Bolek.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-31 10:37:25 CST (-0500)

Amanita protecta is our oddest grisette…with a three layered universal veil, warts on the cap, a friable volva (never the typical membranous volva of other grisettes), and both red and yellow staining. if that’s not enough to make it stand out, it also frequently has dark ornamentation on the stipe…either vertical striations or chevrons; it gets darker with age and handling.

Live oak and somewhat dryer conditions are its prefered habitat.

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