Observation 47675: Amanita banningiana Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2010-06-26

Collection location: Babcock State Park, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

43% (2)
Recognized by sight: Volva
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: Is there a yellowish skirt like annulus? Some A. banningiana that I find here in PA show only a little yellow on the stipe/gills.
13% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Too bad there’s no specimen…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-06-28 05:20:20 CST (+0800)

Recent research (molecular and morphological) shows there are more taxa in the eastern half of North America of the jacksonii-type and the arkansana-type and the banningiana-type than most people have suspected. I am desirous of receiving collections of this/these groups that are (1) well-photographed and (2) well-documented and (3) well-dried. I am especially interested in such collections for which the collector was not certain of which name to apply.

There are at least 3 unnamed taxa that (so far as is I know) can be segregated morphologically and molecularly AND belong near one or another of the above-named species.

My highest level (absolutely NOT certain) for this observation goes to Amanita banningiana…at present.

This is an interesting one, Dan.

Very best,


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