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When: 2013-08-11

Collection location: Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: John McDonough

Specimen available


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Recognized by sight: This is another “Silver” colored Amanita that I found. this one is in the same location as the one I found last fall and listed here in Observation 135429.

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A lot of the North American species of sect. Vaginatae are simply too difficult
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-08-11 09:02:13 PDT (-0700)

to identify from pictures. There are some that I can only identify by looking at a section of the fruiting body to see the size and position of the little internal limb on the volva’s inside surface or at the point inside the volva where it attaches to the stem…and then sometimes a lot of microanatomy is required. I think I may be the only person to have worked on the Vaginatae in North America with modern morphological methods. They fascinate me, but there are so many good opportunities to work on other things….

It’s frustrating…

I’d love to see the dried material.

Very best,


But then again
By: John McDonough
2013-08-11 07:40:35 PDT (-0700)

Looking at the pictures now and knowing that the location is very near where I found Amanita “sp-MO01” Tulloss nom. prov. it very well could be a mature Chocolate species.