Observation 72451: Amanita subcokeri Tulloss nom. prov.

When: 2011-07-20

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Mixed woods, lots of oak.


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Thank Dave,
By: groundhog
2013-07-02 10:47:39 CDT (-0400)

This material has been accessioned into Rod’s herbarium.

Amanita subcokeri
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-08-10 10:47:11 CDT (-0400)

My reasons: membranous partial veil attached by fibrils to the stipe, radicating bulb with rows of white scales around the upper part, small warts on the cap. You should be able to convincingly separate this from A. cokeri by spore size/shape and by odor (A. cokeri is odorless when young). In a discussion at NAMA when a specimen of A. cokeri was brought in, I said my usual thing “smells like a mixture of burnt sugar and a cedar chest.” I got a “no it doesn’t.” So we did a smell discussion. So here’s another try at describing the distinctive smell of this species: It smells a bit like Lactarius camphoratus. Of course, this is my sense of smell. My interlocutor never found any of my suggestions accurate for his sense of smell.

Very best,


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