Observation 277672: Amanita stirps Sororcula

collected for RET
with graying and decaying volval material


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Herbarium Rooseveltensis Amanitarum (R. E. Tulloss) has received specimen.
By: mcmacher
2017-08-04 12:19:48 PDT (-0700)

We have received the dried specimen. Thank you. It is being accessioned in Rod’s herbarium.

Thank you. :)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-06-01 18:16:29 PDT (-0700)


Big white smelly amanitas
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-06-01 13:15:52 PDT (-0700)

Nicely put! and good efforts, sir!

The old, old story….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-31 17:52:55 PDT (-0700)

Long ago (in the 1890s, I think) there was a woman named “Mrs. Williams” who wrote about amanitas in the Asa Gray Journal. Her few articles are quite nice and very true even today. She complained of the difficulty of what we now call the Lepidellas. She said something like “Every year I begin by trying to re-learn the big white smelly amanitas.”

When I first found the article (years ago), I felt a sense of brother-sisterhood with Mrs. Williams. She is the person for whom I created the provisional name williamsiae because she apparently found that large yellow species of the Vaginatae and mentioned it (by a description) in one of her articles. I made an effort to name amanitas for underappreciated woman mycologists of 19th and 20th centuries. Amanita violettae made it into print. Others are still in the starting blocks.

Very best,


IT’s a little
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-31 13:10:35 PDT (-0700)

frustrating when I realize I’ve been down this little path before – me posting something I can’t ID and then you pop on and give it a story, and then I remember, oh yeah, we’ve been over this. But nothing like repetition for learning! I have to think of my season of mushrooming like a learning an instrument.

Don’t hammer too hard. :)
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-30 13:42:55 PDT (-0700)

Good luck.

Very best,


By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2017-05-30 13:30:59 PDT (-0700)

There we go, I couldn’t remember which ones had the graying volval material. Thank you, sir. Should be a good year for hammering some of these groups in.

We have several collections of texasorora from NC.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-30 13:28:07 PDT (-0700)

This could be texasorora.


It seems very likely to be in the rhacopus-texasorora “group.”


nice example
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-05-30 11:40:42 PDT (-0700)

of bits of UV traveling up the stipe as the mushroom expanded.

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