Observation 268950: Amanita sect. Amanita

Under pine in a city.


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Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: something in the panther group

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Other material is available on the website in the “Teaching topics” on the…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-02-03 06:56:49 PST (-0800)

left side of the brief and technical tabs of all taxon pages.

Very best,


That’s the booklet. Yes.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-02-02 21:05:47 PST (-0800)


Thanks for the overview, Debbie
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-02-02 14:29:01 PST (-0800)

Very edifying! (Well, we all already knew 3 fbs are better than 1, but edifying otherwise :).

I bet home herbariums are a little less difficult in SoCal/dry areas. I have large dried agarics out on shelves for decoration year-round, which I couldn’t do in the bay area.

Great resources, ret!
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-02-02 14:17:29 PST (-0800)

Didn’t realize there was so much auxiliary content on your site. I assume this is the workbook you mentioned.

if you find more
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-02 13:28:38 PST (-0800)

make a good, multiple collection. Since so many of these are novel species going under European names, we would need more than just one fb to describe it.
Most mycologists require a minimum of three examples of a species for a good species description. Get them in all ages, and make sure that at least one is producing spores (there are tricks to get amanitas to continue to develop after harvesting).

Describe it fresh (using Tulloss’ documents, if you wish) and then dry it carefully, after halving it lengthwise. Then convince someone in your area (UCSD?) to run the DNA!

There is a movement afoot to bring in actual monies for a collaboration between NAMA and the MSA, to fund DNA studies regionally. I think it is important to leave regional species in the regions where they occur, so as to make future mycological research far more easy and valuable. You would need to gain access to a good herbarium though, for longer term specimen storage. Home herbariums can be difficult, and even some of the super expensive modern ones have issues! It’s an imperfect world.

We amateur mycologists, who make up the bulk of those here on MO, and includes Dr. Tulloss, can play an important role in the coming years to help delineate what mushroom species we actually have here in NA. First we collect, then we describe, then (funds willing) we do the DNA and then we’d better publish, too! It’s not a real name until it gets published.

I know that your interests go far beyond the amanitas, but each group and each mushroom is an important part of the whole, and areas like S. CA which can go a very long time without rain can produce some of the most interesting and ephemeral fungi, once those rains do appear!

We appreciate your enthusiasm and mushroom finding abilities, and I for one have been enjoying your recent documentation here.

It takes a Myco-Village!

A copy of the workbook used in Amanita workshops by RET and Cristina…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-02-02 11:55:15 PST (-0800)

Rodriguez Caycedo is available on reserachgate.net here:


Very best,


There are examples of documentation forms filled out for species of each…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-02-02 11:53:14 PST (-0800)

section on the www.amanitaceae.org website.

Go to


Scan down the page to item 9: “Form for Taking Notes on Fresh Collections, with Samples”

Click on this.

You will see links to the blank form as well as to examples of forms that have been filled in.

These are what I consider to be good models of use of the form.

Very best,


Thanks, rita
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-02-02 11:03:57 PST (-0800)

If I find one like this again, are there any particular macro features I should document?