When: 2008-11-22

Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


stipe detail
cap detail

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Recognized by sight: Looks like it’s with hardwoods.

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what an odd comment to make
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2019-02-19 10:34:44 CST (-0500)

after using this photo (and oak duff) as an ID source! Since we do have potentially two photos of DNA confirmed examples of C-23, we already have a bit of a species concept … which clearly shows a retained volva on the cap, and a very different color spectrum. If we don’t know what is typical, how the hell do we know what is atypical?

But like I said, I am completely open to the possibility of lots of undescribed amanita species here in the west, including our masses of confusing grisettes.

From sheer photo matching tho, this resembles a classic pachycholea.

But it is all speculation since the specimen wasn’t retained.

I am not sure anyone knows what C-23 looks like
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-02-18 23:19:36 CST (-0500)

The original collection was atypical, the species concept will evolve as more collections are sequenced.

despite the oak hab
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2019-02-18 22:30:06 CST (-0500)

this looks nothing like C23.