Observation 33762: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2008-08-18
Who: 101 North
No herbarium specimen


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I couldn’t find the current species name in order to mark it as misspelled.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-18 18:20:08 CST (-0500)

The initial “l” in “lepidella” should be capitalized.

Very best,


With all the appendiculate material (technical name is “goop”) …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-18 18:11:05 CST (-0500)

hanging from the edge of the cap, this can’t be a species of Amanita sect. Phalloideae (such as A. bisporigera and A. phalloides). Considering that I think I can see warts encircing the top of the bulb, I’d put the two observations together and say this is a species of sect. Lepidella. Unfortunately, we’d need better focus and another photograph showing the shape of the excavated bulb…in order to make a reasonable guess at a species name. It would be very interesting to see more photos of this species from a future visit to the same site.

Very best,


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