Observation 55588: Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý
When: 2010-10-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Hi Rod, not sure what would make a var. alba, but if i were to stumble across one, this is what i would picture it to look like. I found this in red pine, directly next to this other orange muscaria. Is an alba like an albino version of a species, or something DNA seperates?

[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Orangeburg Ny’ to ‘Orangeburg, Rockland Co., New York, USA

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-15 23:24:46 CDT (-0500)

It is interesting though that you found the white specimens with the yellow-orange color variant. Several people have mentioned in recent postings finding white specimens only with ones that are pigmented and not finding white specimen alone. The one time I found what I thought were white specimens, I was eventually convinced that they were growing in amidst a batch of yellow buttons and were very likely to have become depigmented by rain. I hasten to say that I realize that other lucky people find specimens that are white from the get go. In 33 years, I never have.

I think the white buttons in your pictures still have a great deal of volva on the caps. Did you happen to section them to see if there was a colored pileipellis inside?


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By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-15 20:58:12 CDT (-0500)

your comment last month of this “Non” species! No need to clarify, Thanks!

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