Observation 68246: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

When: 2011-05-28

Collection location: DeLaveaga Park, Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Christopher (seepee)

No specimen available



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More info from this observation
By: Christopher (seepee)
2011-05-29 09:58:46 PDT (-0700)

Found in mixed coast live oak, monterey pine, coffeeberry, poison oak, and some sort of blackberry. The closest trees were Acacia longifolia. On the side of a mostly wooded, sandstone hill in a slightly disturbed area. Two mushrooms of this type were about 3-4 ft apart. Stalk was solid, volva indistinct.

Yes, I am very interested in mature, but not old material of this species.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-05-29 03:57:13 PDT (-0700)

I think this might be Amanita baccata sensu Arora. THere are probably a few other opportunities as well. If it is Arora’s “baccata,” I am very interested in examining well-photographed, well-collected, well-dried specimens. Clearly, you’ve done a good job on the photograph of this particular specimen!

I’m very glad that you’d be happy to take another look in the area where this observation was made. It would be wonderful if you could let me know the sort of soil it was growing in and what types of trees were in the forest.

Thank you very much for your response.

Very best,


I know it says “no herbarium specimen,” but…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-05-28 19:10:51 PDT (-0700)

Did you happen to collect it?

Very best,


Created: 2011-05-28 15:39:03 PDT (-0700)
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