Observation 9687: Amanita banningiana Tulloss nom. prov.
When: 2008-08-18
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Another A. jacksonii / A. banningiana wanna be.

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21% (2)
Recognized by sight
-10% (2)
Recognized by sight: Cup, red shading to yellow cap, and yellow gills (image 17929) suggest A. caesarea to me.
59% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Looks like a good fit to me.

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What color?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-09-25 20:09:38 EDT (-0400)

Brown in one light, red in another. The color in the last photo can be compared with the schoolbus-yellow of the GPS receiver. Some of the other specimens collected on the same day were more brown, and at least one was more red than the mushroom pictured here. The creamy color of the underside is accurately depicted but the gills, annulus, and stem are yellower in some specimens. Dried mushrooms loose all the red color and as the disk becomes a golden brown.

not banningiana
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-24 21:14:38 EDT (-0400)

Considering the the number of observations by Dan of this yellow and red species of stirps Hemibapha, and the material of red and yellow species sent to me from other parts of the US southeast, I am fairly certain that this is NOT Amanita banningiana. I think that it is best for the moment to treat it as an undescribed species. Amanita banningiana, as I know it, has a disc that is more brown than red and a volval sac that is proportionately smaller than other brightly pigmented North American taxa of stirps Hemibapha (e.g., arkansana, jacksonii). The dully pigmented A. murrilliana has a small sac that is attached to the stipe more broadly than the other taxa.

R

maybe banningiana…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-09-24 20:23:39 EDT (-0400)

seems a bit large for it; which color is true? brownish or red-orange?

New species?
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-09-23 22:42:55 EDT (-0400)

You’re killin me Rod! You know I want to be able to say I found a ‘new species’. :)

I can’t be certain, but this may be a new species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-22 20:32:28 EDT (-0400)

I can’t be certain, but this may be a new species.

R

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