Observation 33682: Amanita sponsus Tulloss et al. nom. prov.

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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Sampled for DNA sequencing today.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-05-18 14:28:25 CDT (-0400)

Thanks, Christian.


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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