Observation 15274: Amanita calyptratoides Peck

I collected these for several years before i was able to put a name on them. They are more common in Southern California.



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Recognized by sight: odd brown cap, volval patch, dissolving annulus, “tallow-candle” aspect to stipe.

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what was particularly interesting to me at the time of collection …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-03-02 15:16:20 PST (-0800)

was that, despite being one of the Vaginatae/Caesarea, the cap completely lacked striations.

our western A. calyptratoides is an oddball in several ways!

thanks SO MUCH, Rod
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-12-28 10:29:28 PST (-0800)

for adding the Genbank links to this obsie.

It completes that circle of effort, in an easily accessed way.

One stop shop, as it were. ;)

excellent, Rod!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-02-07 08:07:27 PST (-0800)

I forgot that I had even sent you this material!

Good to have ones instincts confirmed with DNA results.

Thanks for posting this update.

This specimens has been confirmed to have essentially the same “barcode”…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-02-07 05:36:28 PST (-0800)

sequence as material from Los Angeles County. The image is now utilized on this page:


The genetic sequence can be accessed from the GenBank “data field” on the technical tab of the same page.


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