When: 2014-04-14

Collection location: Mosteiro de Tibães, Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

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Thank you very much for the links, Elsa.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-04-14 17:12:28 EDT (-0400)


I found a description
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-04-14 16:02:35 EDT (-0400)

for the lighter and for the other here, on this spanish site: Amanita gemmata http://micoex.org/content/view/454/ and Amanita gemmata forma amici http://micoex.org/content/view/455/.

I appreciate your efforts.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-04-14 13:39:02 EDT (-0400)

It’s a good idea to follows collecting rules. Otherwise, you end up with very few places that will let you in.

Thanks for your additional thoughts on colors, etc.

Very best,


By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-04-13 21:02:08 EDT (-0400)

even in this place, I have found these type, a very light yellow and others of brighter yellow. Of course I’m not sure if they are really A. gemmata, specially these lighter colored. I am avoiding collecting mushrooms on this place, because they asked us to, however we’re allowed to collect to identify it. So I didn’t collect this (I forgot what you asked me last year, sorry), when I find others, I’ll try to keep some for you.

On the idea that there may be one thing called gemmata within the boundaries of…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-04-13 20:24:51 EDT (-0400)

Europe, I would ask whether it is possible for you to send me one or a few things you’d call gemmata when nature provides and times allows.

In Scandinavia, the material most like gemmata is somewhat tan; I have seen nearly white material that was otherwise morphologically similar to a common concept of gemmata from Turkey; and I have seen photographs from France where the cap of a gemmata-like mushroom was yellow with an orange disc. The original description says the cap is golden yellow. I have the hope that a set of well-photographed collections combined with the available methods and tools might make it possible to sort out what is going on.

I thank you for all your support in the last year.

Very best,