Observation 25081: Amanita citrina f. lavendula (Coker) Veselý

When: 2009-09-09

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)

No specimen available

I could not get the base of this one up, but from what I could see I believe this to be A. citrina.



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: lavender universal veil, as often found int he southern USA. Although I don’t believe in varieties. :)
77% (2)
Used references: This is simply a correction to current rank of the taxon. I agree with Tom that “variety” and “form” (at least often) either “hide” a good species or are not taxonomically useful…give too much importance to some particular variation within a species. By the way, the lavender can be anywhere in or on the fruiting body of a “lavendula” or (as seems to me to be the case here) not very apparent at all. R.

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Amanita citrina var. lavendula
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2009-09-18 21:50:02 EDT (-0400)

as found in southern USA.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-09-10 16:51:58 EDT (-0400)

JonathanM said that this observation…


Might be A. citrina.

The one thing that stands out the most, at least for me, is the color of the cap on this specimen. This specimen had a neon yellowish/greenish cap, which for me is one of the easy ways to identify A. citrina.

The other Amanita species in the observation posted above does not have a cap that color, it is also of smaller stature.

Also from my experience A. citrina usually maintains its annulus until maturity, and the ring is not as fragile as the other specimens.

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