Observation 22893: Amanita aprica J. Lindgr. & Tulloss

When: 2003-01-13

Collection location: Bolinas Ridge, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

This was growing on rocky ground primarily near manzanita. It was identified at the 2003 SOMA Camp by Rod Tulloss, a couple of years before the official description was published. I’ve found it since in the same area. They are smaller than what I’ve normally found in the spring in the Sierras, but that may be due to the relatively sparse soil conditions of this particular spot. It would be interesting to compare the DNA of the coastal variety to the ones fruiting later in the higher mountains.


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ah yes, that SOMA specimen got around!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-07-05 19:27:10 PDT (-0700)

I agree Ron, it seems like there could be a couple of different populations of aprica, from the Coast to the Sierra. I have seen orange material like yours in the Sierra as well, but in the early fall rather than the spring (when the yellow form is far more common).

See the new BAMS page for more aprica details, as well as a sketch of this specimen with a few more days on it!


By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-07-05 04:36:19 PDT (-0700)

Another photo of the same specimen, taken a week later at SOMA Camp VI,
Observation 742

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