When: 2019-02-03

Collection location: Buena Vista Park, Vista, San Diego Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michelle Hinojosa (mishroom)

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing with Quercus agrifolia. Could this be A. sponsus or simply A. novinupta var. alba? The button seems to bruise brown, characteristic with sponsus, however.

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Recognized by sight: Pale mushroom in similar stature to Amanita novinupta, but without characteristic blushing.
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That sounds interesting. Thank you for offering to help.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-02-04 21:05:05 PST (-0800)

Good luck with your collecting.

Very best,

Rod

Unfortunately did not collect
By: Michelle Hinojosa (mishroom)
2019-02-04 16:42:51 PST (-0800)

I failed to collect these as I was collecting edibles primarily and didn’t want to get them confused post collection. I’m sure I will see more though, our Amanita season is just starting. :)

I have another spot reliable for this species I can collect from as well.

If you have well-dried material of the specimens you photographed, I could
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-02-04 13:33:58 PST (-0800)

put a sample in our sequencing queue. We do not (as yet) have a specimen of sponsus from San Diego Co.

Very best,

Rod

A specimen of novinupta at maturity would have some pink or red blushing,
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-02-04 13:29:03 PST (-0800)

So I think that __novinupta_ may be ruled out…especially because the pileus is not blushing.

Rod Tulloss