Observation 85530: Amanita roseitincta (Murrill) Murrill

When: 2011-10-19

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Recognized by sight: The fallen ring on the lower stipe and the strong salmon coloring on the inside of the limbs of volval material on the stipe base are pretty strongly suggestive of roseitincta. All your photos of this species seem too orange to me. Can you run Photoshop on them using the “Auto Levels” feature? I think the orange might prove to be more pink. It would be interesting to know if I’m wrong.

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thanks debbie and ret.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-01-06 22:55:40 CST (-0500)

the fridge has been doing a good job as of late.
no mold to speak of.
although, i do like the idea of the sealed bags.
i think i might try to pick one of those up.
thanks for the information once again man.
always appreciated.

you are rockin’…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-01-02 23:17:09 CST (-0500)

those cool and unusual amanitas, bloodworm.

this one is on my wannabe life-list.

Once a mushroom is crispy dry,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-01-02 22:38:46 CST (-0500)

then the specimen needs to be kept dry. Cold and dry is OK; however, cold and moist (like a lot of fridges) is not so good. Mold is as big an enemy of a dried mushroom as a beetle is.

Think about how you can get “dry” rather than “cold.” Air conditioning (especially with the addition of a dehumidifier) dries air in the summer. Heat dries air in the winter (at least up here in the north).

In Florida, I think you will need a contained space that you can dehumidify.

Or you might try putting material that has JUST BEEN DRIED into one of those vacuum-seal packaging things that sucks out all the air and then seals a plastic bag around the object being preserved. Someone using the specimen can break the seal to work on the specimen.

Very best,


no dried specimen.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-01-02 17:27:49 CST (-0500)

these photos were taken in october.
i failed to keep a dried specimen.
i will see them again in the future i am sure and i will be sure to let you know.
i just started keeping almost everything i collect.
i use a mini-fridge.
the fungi gets the big fridge.
i will edit the photos and post.

Several of the specimens in your just-posted obervations of what I think is A. roseitincta
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-01-02 11:03:14 CST (-0500)

seem mature. Could you dry one specimen from one of today’s observations (maybe the one with the flaring orange-lined limbs of volva at the base and the fallen annulus?) for Cristina to study? She is wrapping up a study of A. roseitincta and A. cruzii. I’d like to be sure that what you have observed is what I’m guessing it is.

Very best,


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