Observation 267254: Amanita Pers.

When: 2017-01-15

Collection location: Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)

No specimen available


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Your care for the material is much appreciated.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-01-15 14:37:23 CST (-0600)

Thank you for sending the voucher material to New Jersey.

Very best,


Yes…Maybe…. :)
By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2017-01-15 10:34:29 CST (-0600)

It was not as pungent in smell as the usual observations. I also noted that it was not that tall growing as foetidissima. Also no fairy rings formed by it. There were quite a few scattered individuals. I am spore printing and drying the material for you. I’ll be sending it along as soon as all the work is completed. I am also interested in seeing if this might be foetidissima or maybe something else in totality.

Maybe, __Amanita__foetidissima__?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-01-15 09:14:57 CST (-0600)

Amanita nauseosa is apparently of Caribbean origin. Of course, foetidissima could have been imported to Kew Gardens in England and to the Caribbean region as well. It would be very interesting to examine DNA of the South African material and compare it to DNA produced from taxa of nauseosa. There is considerable morphological similarity between the two taxa. Are they one and the same species?

Very best,