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The voucher for this observation has been accessioned in RET
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-08-13 13:45:07 PDT (-0700)

Thank you!

I think luzernensis is a possibility.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-14 18:22:21 PDT (-0700)


By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-08-14 18:06:39 PDT (-0700)

as a child my dad had a job with Sunbeam way out in the West part of the state. We lived about 30 miles south of Erie and outside a little nothing town called Meadville. For a long while my dad was doing his best to get off the “grid” of the 70s. :)

Well, I hope not.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-08-14 17:53:58 PDT (-0700)

Luzerne County, PA (where I collected the type specimen for this proposed species) is where I live. It’s where the name comes from.

Fear not. This type mushroom has a healthy ego and is not averse to self-effacing humor. Of course, if your specimen is something other than A. luzernensis, then I cannot speak to its particular ability to deflect misdirected mockery.

Not Looser-nensis, right?
By: Geoff Balme (geoff balme)
2018-08-14 12:19:30 PDT (-0700)

That just doesn’t seem like an appropriate name for such a beauty!

Looks like a candidate…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-08-14 07:18:59 PDT (-0700)

for A. luzernensis. Dark-light-dark banding on cap and finely floccose pigmented stipe fit. Also, for a representative of section Vaginatae (other than stirps Sororcula), the cap diameter (7 cm) is large. The persistent, white, membranous, cup-like volva points away from stirps Sororcula.

Tri-zonate, another interesting critter.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-08-13 14:38:11 PDT (-0700)

Another very interesting specimen.

Very best,