Observation 33762: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2008-08-18

Collection location: Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: 101 North

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:14 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA’ to ‘Lawrence Co., Pennsylvania, USA



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I couldn’t find the current species name in order to mark it as misspelled.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-18 15:20:08 PST (-0800)

The initial “l” in “lepidella” should be capitalized.

Very best,


With all the appendiculate material (technical name is “goop”) …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-18 15:11:05 PST (-0800)

hanging from the edge of the cap, this can’t be a species of Amanita sect. Phalloideae (such as A. bisporigera and A. phalloides). Considering that I think I can see warts encircing the top of the bulb, I’d put the two observations together and say this is a species of sect. Lepidella. Unfortunately, we’d need better focus and another photograph showing the shape of the excavated bulb…in order to make a reasonable guess at a species name. It would be very interesting to see more photos of this species from a future visit to the same site.

Very best,


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