Observation 57109: Amanita muscaria group
When: 2010-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Puget Sound Mycological Society Annual Wild Mushroom Show.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A098Z-FGspA

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Geml included some white specimens in his study.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-28 11:25:29 EDT (-0400)

I should check if they all ended up in either muscaria or amerimuscaria. I think they did. The Geml et al. paper is on-line, and you might be able to check before I can get to it. I’m swamped.

ALSO…I can’t remember right now how many white specimens Dr. Geml had. If you want him to have more, I owe him a box of samples…that hasn’t been sent. Send white material now if you want it included in the shipment. The sequencing decisions are up to Dr. Geml, of course.

Rod

Yes that would be interesting to know!
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-10-28 11:24:24 EDT (-0400)
also depicted are those beautiful white muscaria types…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-10-28 10:55:13 EDT (-0400)

the ones that I found on Rainer and are pictured here were in a large Fairy Ring of pure white forms…not a few white forms amidst many colored ones.
Jan Lindgren tells me that they are quite common this year in the PNW. Has anyone looked at their DNA to see if they are indeed merely a white version of typical muscaria or something a bit different? This might be the year to gather collections for analysis…
For comparison sake, when I find white velosa, for instance, it is one white or two white forms in a sea of normally colored ones…

The yellow muscarioid material from PNW
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-10-28 09:30:20 EDT (-0400)

According to Geml et al., the yellow material in the Pacific Northwest of the US is a yellow variant of the European A. muscaria. So, if this is correct, there are two species of muscarioid amanita in the picture…; and the main focus is on A. muscaria rather than A. amerimuscaria (which I see lurking off to the right).

Very best,

Rod

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