This was 10cm tall. The only specimen I found in the short time I spent in the woods today. Red Oak, some Beech, possibly Hemlock, found next to my previous observation.


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Recognized by sight: agreed it looks like it color doesn’t seem to vary in bands but patchy, plus the base seems to fit with the images on especially Yves own observation. If I could have confirmed the presence of Hemlock, it would have sealed the deal.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-09-04 12:22:34 CDT (-0400)

on the various grisettes with friable volvas?

Thanks, Britt.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-09-04 08:11:13 CDT (-0400)

Very best,


I will do my part…
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2016-09-03 23:04:20 CDT (-0400)

I will send you A variicolor specimens that were found just today here in Wisconsin.

Well, friends, we can settle this with a dried specimen.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-09-03 19:47:14 CDT (-0400)

The names proposed all have distinctive and different DNA. Considereable recent effort has been expanded on the weak volva’d Vaginatae in NE North America over the last two years. Quite a few relevant sequences have been posted to GenBank.

I’d be glad to go for another.

Very best,


That looks like A variicolor? Why not A sinicoflava?
By: Britt Bunyard (Fungi magazine) (bbunyard)
2016-09-03 19:06:43 CDT (-0400)
The cap color looks like it varies irregularly rather than in bands.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-08-05 18:13:40 CDT (-0400)

The part above the striations in the front looks browner than the part above the striations on the left side. Am I seeing things?

How about Yves’ variicolor nom. prov.?

Very best,