Observation 68008: Amanita borealisorora Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2011-05-22

Collection location: Rock Island State Park, Warren Co., Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Adamo (adamo588)

No specimen available

6cm wide cap, growing on ground near pine tree in mixed forest



Proposed Names

6% (2)
Used references: Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians, Roody, 2003
78% (4)
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Recognized by sight: I should have known to check your site first, Rod. This same thing happened last year, but I forgot about it!

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Thanks for the suggestion in your related email.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-05-24 09:34:30 PDT (-0700)

I ended up reworking the brief and technical tabs for A. cecilieae on the WAO site.

Very best,


Amanita ceciliae is (so far as is known) restricted to Europe
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-05-24 06:58:14 PDT (-0700)

This North American species is commonly called “ceciliae” in many references, but it is quite distinct. The European species is usually larger, is a brassy yellow at first becoming a dark brown with time, has larger spores, etc.

See: http://www.amanitaceae.org/?Amanita_cecilieae

The brief tab gives a (well) brief description; and the technical tab gives an extended technical description based on French and U.K. material that I had a chance to examine.

I think your material may be a provisionally named taxon to be found here:


Very best,


Created: 2011-05-23 20:58:44 PDT (-0700)
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