Observation 81100: Amanita muscaria subsp. flavivolvata Singer

Large cluster of Fly agaric beneath Douglas fir and rhododendron bushes.

Yellow patches on young specimens indicate var. flavivolvata.

Temp: upper 40’s (heavy rains this weekend)

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I prefer subspecies in this case
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-12-13 07:02:57 PST (-0800)

Subspecies is intended to be more distinct than variety. My understanding is that there is now molecular evidence that this is a distinct taxon, so until that name (Amanita amerimuscaria) is published I suggest we use the subspecies name.

Hey thanks Tim!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-10-30 22:36:08 PDT (-0700)

Much appreciated :)

By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-10-30 22:21:44 PDT (-0700)

I prefer Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata over Amanita muscaria subsp. flavivolvata, but I don’t know if one is technically any more correct than the other.

Anyone know if there is a true scientific preference for “Var.” over “Subsp.”?

Stunning observation, by the way!!!

Keep up the great work.

Created: 2011-10-30 21:55:19 PDT (-0700)
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