Observation 22334: Amanita sect. Amanita

When: 2009-06-07

Collection location: New Port Richey, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erica Urbanovitch (erica)

No specimen available

There were dozens and dozens of these beautiful yellow mushrooms popping up throughout the woods on the morning I took these.


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DIdn’t we have another photo of this just a little while back?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-06-19 12:34:59 PDT (-0700)

The fact that the species was plentiful is very interesting, since we haven’t had anyone propose a name. I can’t remember who was hoping to get me some dried material of this. (Well, I could guess…)

It would be terrific if Erica or another person in Florida could grab some of this while it’s up. Dry it quickly (but not at a temp. over about 120 degr. F (vegetable driers are great) and send it along with a little information on date, locality, names of collector(s), and some key measurements (length across a flat cap, length of striations on the margin of that cap, length and width of the stem (not including the bulb and the thickness of the cap), the cap thickness, and the length and width of the bulb. Measure these characters on as many fruiting bodies as you collect and dry. If you want to go farther, remember there is a blank field note form under the “methodology” heading at


I’d be very happy if you took that form as far as you could go with it.

Let’s see if we can’t figure out what this is. I’ll do the microscopy if dried material can be sent to

Rod Tulloss
P. O. Box 57
Roosevelt, NJ 08555-0057

Mark the box in which you mail the material:

Dried and disinfected botanical specimens.
For scientific study only.”

My post office knows what to expect…after 30 years.

Very best,