When: 2015-05-27

Collection location: Santu Lussurgiu , Sardinia , Italy [Click for map]

Who: Davide Puddu (Davide Puddu)

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I really do not know what to expect. in your case.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-30 23:34:44 CDT (-0400)

That’s what makes it interesting.

Very best,


my colleague at the mycological group…
By: Davide Puddu (Davide Puddu)
2015-05-30 18:06:50 CDT (-0400)

do that because he was friend with a specialist in amanita.do you think there could be more cryptic species under this name?

I should also ask if you and your colleagues are continuing to distinguish three forms…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-28 20:05:13 CDT (-0400)

of franchettii based on cap color.

Very best,


The original A. franchetii was described with a pale yellowish cap. EDITED
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-05-28 20:03:47 CDT (-0400)

Your illustration is a good match to A. franchetii f. queletii as illustrated by Neville and Poumarat and others. I don’t know if anyone has examined the genetics of the forms of franchetii. If that has not been done, then it would be an interesting thing to do if all three cap colors could be located.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss