Observation 7019: Amanita vernicoccora Bojantchev & R.M. Davis

When: 2008-03-13

Collection location: Las Posadas State Forest, Angwin, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:53 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Angwin, Napa Co., California, USA’ to ‘Angwin, California, USA



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Recognized by sight: See discussion under Amanita calyptroderma for why I prefer this name to A. lanei.

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certainly NOT lanei…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-01-02 21:19:11 GMT (+0000)

an only recently adopted and then quickly discarded misnomer for the fall coccora, drawn from an old description of an aberrant green form (or color-blind describer?) of the calyptroderma, described by a long-dead Dr. Lane from Oregon.

In fact, this pale form isn’t calyptroderma, either, but we are apparently stuck with “calyptroderma” until this species, newly separated-out-from-the-fall-coccora (the real Amanita calyptroderma, which this pale, spring amanita greatly resembles in all but color and genetics and taste) gets its own publication and its own, new name.

And ain’t that a mouthful, fellow amanita eaters??! ;)

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