Collection location: near Carthage, Texas, USA [Click for map]
Distinctive mushroom which seems to be mostly found in central southern states.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Near Carthage, Tx’ to ‘near Carthage, Texas, USA’
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to find this sp. at NAMA this year!
In 1984 at the NEMF in Glasboro NJ, we found this species in oak-pine barrens along the New Jersey Coast. A large fruiting was photographed in North Carolina a few years later. I regularly receive photographs from Gulf Coast states, and Arkansas. The species was collected in Florida which is the source of the synonym A. komarekensis. (Oddly formed name, Komarek was a biologist; however, “-ensis” is an ending attached to a place name indicating that the taxon in question was found in that PLACE.) The beautiful pink on the underside of the YOUNG ring and the incredible, multilayered universal veil are really unique in section Amanita … so far as is currently known.
P.S. It has been demonstrated that a species growing with Caribbean pines is very similar to rosietincta. The new species is named for a remarkable agronomist who retired to a coffee plantation to experiment with growing coffee in the shade of a variety of different plants — Juan Cruz. The new species is called Amanita cruzii O.K. Mill. & Lodge. A complete workup on both species with comparisons of the two is underway by Cristina Rodriguez Caycedo. R.
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