Collection location: Brookings, Curry Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]
Found this first specimen of an Amanita that seems to belong in section Vaginatae. It doesn’t look like anything I could find in the literature. It was growing in primarily spruce habitant, and has non-amyloid, almost globose spores. It doesn’t quite appear to fall in the catagory of “white taxa of the Vaginatae”.
About 50 yards away I found another similar specimen growing in a line with what I would call typical west coast gray Amanita vaginatas. I’m posting that one on a separate Observation.
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and yes, they were all basically from the same general area.
Some were growing very near “standard” gray grisettes. I guess I should have collected those also to see if these were just a color variant.
We got a distinctive nrLSU sequence for this species nearly 1500 characters long. The “proposed fungal barcode” is not complete and indicates that there are multiple conflicting copies of the gene present. Nevertheless we can see that around two-thirds of the gene is obtainable.
The nrLSU sequence is an exact match to a sequence from your material 10-4-07D, which has our accession no. 417-10 and must have been collected on the same day.
9-24-13D is from roughly the same site (although looks more orange in your photos). This is near the top of the queue for sampling and sequencing. It will be interesting to see how it comes out.
Thank you very much, once again, for such interesting material.
This material has been recieved, accessioned and scheduled for DNA sequencing.