When: 2008-03-08

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

My first collection for this season of the pale, spring version of the coccora.

Species Lists


Thick universal veil, pale yellow color, striations at edge of cap, mildly fishy or shellfish odor. Fruiting under tan oak, collected by David Rust.

Proposed Names

36% (3)
Recognized by sight: See discussion under A. calyptroderma for why I prefer this name over A. lanei.

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No ‘petition’, just discussion
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-03-12 10:06:07 MDT (-0600)

There hasn’t been anything published on this front. It’s all a matter of opinion. Rod had previously favored A. lanei for reasons that I’ll leave to him to explain if he wants. All I did was argue that A. calyptroderma must get used once the identity of the type collections is know. It is still possible that A. lanei will get used as well, but it would first have to be shown that the type for A. lanei is a different species that A. calyptroderma. What remains unclear are the connections between the entities we are all familiar with and the various candidate names. This will require detailed analysis of both the type collections and the populations we see in the field.

glad to see calyptroderma back in useage!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-03-12 09:08:52 MDT (-0600)

yeah, I just read that over on Rod’s site. always disliked the lanei moniker, for a variety of reasons, and felt that eventually this injustice would be righted! why did it go back? who did the petitioning? and hoorah for positive change!