Observation 48267: Amanita amerirubescens Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2010-07-08

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available



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Very probably…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-10 11:50:41 PDT (-0700)

Very probably, the answer to your question is “yes.” But provisional species names are one thing, and messing with combinations at lower ranks is another. The spores rubescens var. alba are rather distinctive. I don’t know yet, but it is possible that it should be described at species rank and not as a variety. Making multiple changes just creates a mess in the literature. The name rubescens var. alba is valid and it applies ONLY to the eastern North American entity (no matter what you see in European literature to the contrary). I think it is best to stick with the existing name since I don’t know of anyone with the full knowledge to make a well-considered change in the name. [The above contains OPINIONS.]


By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2010-07-10 10:31:41 PDT (-0700)

Wouldn’t this be closer to A. amerirubescens nom. prov. than it is to A. rubescens?

The pileus is soooo white…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-07-08 17:32:47 PDT (-0700)

I would suggest A. rubescens var. alba Coker or (maybe) a red-staining species in sect. Lepidella (the latter just because I can’t see the bulb very well).


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By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2010-07-08 09:53:05 PDT (-0700)


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