When: 2018-05-30

Collection location: Lick Creek Park, College Station, Brazos Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)

No specimen available

In bushes of yaupon holly.


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This species is a curious one because it is one of the amanitas for which…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 16:46:54 CDT (-0500)

all of the copies of the DNA that serve as a blue print for the cell’s ribosomes (little chemical machines that make proteins) are not the same. Because of this non-homogeneity, farinosa is one of the amanitas for which the “proposed fungal barcode” gene cannot be sequenced by the normal process.

It seems that we run into that situation quite a bit in the genus Amanita.

Very best,


I looked at the third image at maximum magnification.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 16:40:35 CDT (-0500)

I can see the powdery gray volva that once covered the brown and white cap. I think it is safe to say that this is probably A. farinosa.

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Amanita farinosa is often found in forests of oak, beech, and hickory.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 16:37:29 CDT (-0500)

I would suspect that this species, too, is not associated with the holly.

Very best,


I hope that next time I could take a specimen.
By: Alexey Sergeev (asergeev)
2018-06-01 16:20:14 CDT (-0500)

At that day, there were many such mushrooms under dense bushes in a previously flooded area of the park.

This is something very close to Amanita farinosa or farinosa itself.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-06-01 12:19:47 CDT (-0500)

I would very much like to extract DNA from this material if it has been dried and is available for review.

Very best,


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