Observation 13753: Amanita fulva (Schaeff.) Fr.

When: 2007-08-20

Collection location: Lapland, Sweden [Click for map]

Who: Irene Andersson (irenea)

No specimen available

These are much smaller and paler than they use to be. Other specimen around looked more like the ordinary fulva. Now I regret that I didn’t take pictures of them too – and all the others with colours in between..



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Done my homework
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-07 01:42:45 CST (-0600)

I checked the key to the crocea-group, and without knowing anything about microscopic details, I’m pretty sure it’s not flavescens. I will return and check them again. If I see these pale ones again, I’ll try to collect and dry some. We are usually visiting this place a couple of times a year during the season, but have big difficulties taking care of collections in the small cabin we use there..

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-11-06 08:46:57 CST (-0600)

The “fulva-like” taxa of the Americas have a considerable color range also. Dr. Bas told me that I would regret coining the name fuligineodisca for the Colombian and Central American “fulva.” Within a very few years, I was present at the collecting of a very pale fruiting body of the species to which I had given a “dark” name. Dear Dr. Bas, I have learned my lesson(??).

I have never collected in Sweden. In Norway, collecting a specimen such as you depict (if it were under Betula) would cause me to check the spore size and shape and possibly the volval inner surface layer.

Relevant key.

Very best,


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