Observation 58758: Amanita Pers.
When: 2008-01-31
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

Proposed Names

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Larry will need to comment on this one in order to have any certainty on the genus.
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Used references: Rod

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curious amanitas…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-15 14:20:19 EST (-0500)

not a bad match-up with lilloi, at least insofar as the gross macro.
Such slender lepidellas! and how interesting that it might be non-mycorrhizal…

I am leaning towards Amanita as a genus, species still in dispute.

A possibility?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-11-15 13:56:25 EST (-0500)

See what y’all think of a comparison to this:

http://www.amanitaceae.org/?Amanita+lilloi

Very best,

Rod

I understand.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-11-14 20:01:23 EST (-0500)

I understand.

R.

Rod
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-14 01:21:27 EST (-0500)

Not only might it not be mycorrhizal, it may not be an Amanita at all. The answers to all of your questions can only come, I’m afraid, from Mr. Evans himself who was the photographer and sole collector of this agaric. He has an account here which he has yet to use, though a recent round of prodding him to do so may pay off soon. Having his commentary on this an many other Bolivia observations will clear up a lot of confusion, especially those containing his “technologically rustic” low-res Sony Handycam photos.

Ectotrophs?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-11-14 00:11:05 EST (-0500)

Are there species in the Park that are known to be mycorrhizal? There seems to be no soil on the base of the stem. Was this mushroom growing in the litter layer above the soil? Might it be nonmycorrhizal? Any information on any of the above would be very interesting.

R.

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