Owned By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
User Group: Amanita species of Amanita section Validae that are similar in stature and color to __Amaniat. citrina_ and stain lavender to amethyst
Admin Group: Amanita species of Amanita section Validae that are similar in stature and color to __Amaniat. citrina_ and stain lavender to amethyst.admin
Summary: In the collecting season(s) of 2013, a group of researchers including Dr. Karen Hughes (Univ. of Tenn., Knoxville) and Rod Tulloss are looking for well-documented and well-dried specimens that would be generally placed under the names Amanita citrina or Amanita citrina f. lavendula or Amanita brunnescens f. straminea using the presently available North American field guides and websites. We are seeking such material from as far north in Canada as possible to as far south in the Americas as possible. We definitely need collections away from the Atlantic coast. See the list of best covered areas and gaps below.
We have been able to identify three such taxa genetically and morphologically.
You can watch our progress as the contents of technical tabs on the following pages expand and shift in response to our research:
We encourage you to post material with photos on MO, take notes on the fresh material IN ADDITION TO PHOTOGRAPHING SAME. Don’t mix collections from separate locations of the park or trail or forest. Dry the material carefully and thoroughly. Send collections singly or in groups to Rod Tulloss identifying each collections with the appropriate MO observation number. Be sure to post your pictures on MO and send us the original or a copy of your field notes.
Information on collecting notes can be obtained from Rod Tulloss (you can email him via MO, but be sure to make your return email address obvious to his old eyes in your message).
We’ve got some great data, but a lot of it is restricted to the Smoky Mtns. or an area near St. Louis, MO, or to an incomplete strip running from NY and Massachusetts to the southern border of South Carolina. There are geographical gaps in our data everywhere. We’re going to work on filling those gaps, bur even the eastern U.S. alone is to big for us to cover in one year. We need to hear from folks in New England, the eastern and midwestern provinces of Canada, eastern states of Mexico that include the Sierra Madrea Orientale, the southeastern and Gulf Coast states of the U.S., and the midwestern U.S. states from Texas to the Canadian border.
Tell your mushrooming friends about our project, please. All identifiable material that is used in the project will have the collector credited (as always) on the WAO website. Images that are used on the site will be credited to the photographer with a link back to the full-size images on MO.
We hope to hear from you. Check in with Rod if there is any question as to whether material from your county(ties)/state(s) are particularly needed to fill a gap.
Species Lists: None
Created: 2013-04-23 14:31:30 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-04-23 18:04:58 PDT (-0700)