Observation 52168: Amanita flavorubens (Berk. & Mont.) Sacc.
When: 2010-09-06
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Growing on a sand plain.

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Hello, Eric.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-01-10 08:29:39 PST (-0800)

We have obtained barcode and nrLSU (nuclear ribosomal large subunit) sequences from this material. Thank you very much for contributing this collection to our research. Several months back I reported that the flavorubens sequences seemed to indicate that all the material from within the U.S. assigned to flavorubens and sequenced in Dr. Hughes’ lab appeared to be a single species; and that is still true after tripling the number of collections sampled.

Very best,


material received
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-17 11:44:52 PDT (-0700)


Old sand dunes.
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-09-07 18:32:45 PDT (-0700)

This is Central New York’s version of oak/pine barrens. Here’s a pic from the ridge of a giant sand dune. It’s obviously been here awhile. Where I found this specimen was an open sand plain between the dunes.

Oh, well, that ought to be plenty of time…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-09-06 21:46:04 PDT (-0700)

for the mycelium to move around! Somehow I had the impression that the mushroom was on a pile of sand rather recently dumped somewhere. Eye check and brain check, both apparently needed.


13,000 years…
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2010-09-06 18:33:49 PDT (-0700)
Bob, you run into some gems.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-09-06 18:10:44 PDT (-0700)

How long has that sandpile been there? That’s a heck of a habitat.


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