Observation 84440: Amanita myrmeciae Tulloss, Kudzma & Albertella nom. prov.



Proposed Names

54% (1)
Based on microscopic features
Based on chemical features: We have both nrITS and nrLSU sequences for this species thanks to Dr. Linas Kudzma.
82% (1)
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: This observation is the one on which the species concept of “myrmeciae” is being based. – RET

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Lucy, please let me know if you see ways to improve the web page for…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-08-17 13:59:26 PDT (-0700)

this material. I know there is at least one more MO observation to check against the data we have.

Very best,


We have not been able to determine this species with sufficient confidence to…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-08-17 13:11:52 PDT (-0700)

propose a new or existing name. Hence, we have created a temporary code. Our available data will be found here:


The “discussion” data field on the technical tab of the above page contains our current thinking related to identification. Of necessity, we have to use a mixture of morphological and genetic data in the process.

Very best,


Hello, Lucy.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-08-13 22:40:23 PDT (-0700)

We have received good quality sequences for the dried material that you sent us from this observation. Based upon the difference in structure of the two volvas, this species is distinct from the one depicted in MO observation #65016. While the gene sequences we obtained in the present case are not of the same quality as we received for the material of the other observation, the nrLSU sequences indicate the species are distinct although both belonging in section Vaginatae.

Hence, the present plan is to designate the two collections with different temporary codes if we cannot associate them with existing names.

Very best,


Material received.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-01-01 06:26:46 PST (-0800)

Thank you, Lucy.


By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-12-10 20:20:31 PST (-0800)

Cool. I’m looking forward to hearing more about this one.


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