Observation 33682: Amanita sponsus Tulloss et al. nom. prov.
When: 2010-02-04
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Under live oak on the hill from Theater Arts complex to the Music Center. Just barely north of the vehicular road, and just barely East of the footpath.


Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Note consistently and completeley serrate gill edge, and lines above the annulus corresponding to the lamellae
Copyright © 2010 Christian F. Schwarz
Note dull reddish-brown discoloration around maggot tunnels

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Sounds like good information. Good eyes.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-17 20:24:35 CDT (-0400)

Very best,


Other differences
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-17 19:39:54 CDT (-0400)

Yes, that’s one pretty noticeable difference. There’s also the overall coloration (really reduced pink or red tones). But more significant than color (in my opinion) is the texture of the cap – dry, with more numerous and ‘inherent’ warts. I’ll fish these collections out soon.

If I remember correctly,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-07-17 19:33:47 CDT (-0400)

A. novinupta has a bulb that tends to become inconspicuous (nearly as narrow as the stipe) as the basidiome expands.


The mystery Amanita
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-02-17 15:05:13 CST (-0500)

Unfortunately I wasn’t carrying FeSO4… I wonder if the desiccata will show the reaction?

Presumably the same as this guy:

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