When: 2008-09-18

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found under birch, pine, and spruce, close to the roadside. Big suckers, too.

First three photos are of a mature specimen. Fourth is of a partly-opened one. Fifth shows both; they were quite close to one another.

Sixth shows a new fruiting body growing quite close to the previous two, on the 25th. On the 21st, the immature fruiting body from the 18th had hardly changed; on the 25th it was gone, but about four feet away from its spot was the new one. Ground frost probably did in its predecessor.

On the 25th I found a second group of these about a mile away (obs. 11589). They didn’t look exactly the same as these ones, but that might have been due to lighting; they were in a sunlit grassy area instead of beneath threes.

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Proposed Names

28% (6)
Recognized by sight: Same great mushroom, new great name.
Used references: tulloss amanita pages: http://pluto.njcc.com/~ret/amanita/species/muscgues.html

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yellow and orange and white and red…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-09-19 08:59:45 CDT (-0400)

Dried specimens of Amanita muscaria (broad sense) from inland provinces of Canada and inland states of the US and Mexico are desired for a continuing study of the genetic history of muscarioid taxa in Amanita. Well-dried material documented by (at least) a photograph can be sent to RET…address on the home page of “Amanita Studies” web site.

By the way, be prepared for a name change. So far, Dr. Geml’s studies show that the color variation in the American muscaria seems to occur on a population, by population basis…and the populations do not seem to be very expansive.

Very best,