Observation 247446: Amanita lavendula group

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Voucher Number: NAMA 2015-055 ; Amanita lavendula (Coker) Tulloss, K. W. Hughes, Rodrig. Cayc.; Identified by: Gregory M. Mueller ; Collected by: Richard Juith ; Voucher Specimens are located at the Botany Herbarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

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Update on name
By: Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
2016-08-11 14:25:42 CDT (-0400)

Rod Tulloss has determined that Amanita lavendula is our American species, regardless of season. It develops the lavender color as you said in cold conditions.

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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2016-08-10 19:35:27 CDT (-0400)

I always considered this one a cold weather Amanita, because that was the only time I ever saw them was in Fall/Winter months, could have just been how things went in the areas I was foraging in.

I remember the cold would make the cap have nice purplish hues sometimes, a pretty Amanita.