Observation 24647: Amanita yema Guzman & Ram.-Guill.

When: 2009-08-15

Collection location: near Cuajimoloyas, Oaxaca, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Hamilton (mycochef)

No specimen available

10,000’ elevation in mixed pine (P. patula), oak and madrone forest with Mexican mycologist Dr. Arturo Estrads-Torres. He identified this rather common but striking Amanita as did the local Zapotec guide. One of the most often eaten mushrooms in this area.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:33 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near Cuajimoloyas, Oaxaca, Mexico’ to ‘near Cuajimoloyas, Oaxaca, Mexico’



Proposed Names

71% (5)
Recognized by sight: the currently accepted name for Amanita tecomate. See Tulloss’ write-up here:
…and wouldn’t your lovely picture look nice on Rod’s page, Patrick!

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Name change okay’ed by Aruturo Estrada—Torres
By: Patrick Hamilton (mycochef)
2009-08-25 06:54:42 PDT (-0700)

I emailed Arturo Estrada-Torres about the A. yema name and he replied that if Rod Tullos calls it that then that’s good enough for him too.

blood red center….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-08-24 16:26:04 PDT (-0700)

The blood red center of the cap is clearly visible on the specimen to the right in the upper photograph.

Everyone should be aware that my proposal of synonymy of the names “A. yema” and “A. tecomate” is present only on the web; and the information may not have spread very far in the mycological community at large.


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