When: 2017-11-18

Collection location: St. Gabriel, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

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Growing near oaks and pecans.



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You know, I think this might be Amanita insinuans.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-07-14 11:46:23 PDT (-0700)


The voucher material for this observation has been accessioned in our herbarium.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-07-14 11:25:54 PDT (-0700)

With the weak partial veil, I wonder if this could be a species of section Vaginatae again. We will see.

Thanks again for the fascinating material.

Very best,


If we don’t find neat stuff. There’s more time to throw the Amanita bull.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-11-23 19:26:53 PST (-0800)

If we find neat stuff, it will be fun to try to grind out the data on fresh specimens.

I’m really lookin’ forward to the trip. I hope there will be some dryers brought into the foray. I don’t want to try bringing mine on a plane this time.


Hi Rod -
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-11-23 08:28:26 PST (-0800)

I’m hopeful that something similar will make an appearance during the foray. I seem to be a magnet for these mysterious gray/brown Caesars and Vaginatae, so with some luck, we’ll encounter some. I don’t know central Louisiana too well, but I’m hopeful that we’ll find something worth talking about!

And it should go without saying that I’m eager to meet you in person! Really looking forward to it.

The long marginal striations suggest this is not spreta.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-11-21 12:19:02 PST (-0800)


The second picture shows short gills starting from the cap edge and starting from…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-11-21 12:18:02 PST (-0800)

…the stem right next to each other. I’ve seen a mix before, but not so close and photogenic. I’m not sure if the partial veil has gray on it or not (look to left of stipe) in the aforementioned picture. If that is a weak and graying partial veil, I think I have seen this species before with Dr. David Jenkins at a foray in southern Mississippi years and years ago. My notes say that he is the one who took it home. From your recent collecting, Logan, I wouldn’t want to bet this is in the Caesareae. :) You’ve got me suspecting that ringed Vaginatae will approach me from behind any pecan tree in Lousiana…or offer to play me some blues on the street in New Orleans.

Very best,


Hello, Logan.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-11-21 12:07:33 PST (-0800)

Do you think that any of these will appear for Gulf Coast Foray in early December? :)

Very best,


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