Pennsylvania: In Tsuga canadensis woods with
MARYLAND: Harford Co. - Bel Air,
Bynum Run Conservation Area [39.4948° N/ 76.2856° W,
26 m], 26.ix.2018 Ryan Pridgeon s.n.
(RET 859-1, nrITS & nrLSU seq'd.).
NEW YORK: Cattarauga Co. - Allegany St.
Pk., Cold Spring [42.0625° N/ 78.8637° W, 486 m],
7.x.2018 Garrett Taylor s.n. [mushroomobserver
(RET 859-9, nrITS & nrLSU seq'd.).
PENNSYLVANIA—Luzerne Co. -
Nescopeck St. Pk. [41.0818° N/ 75.8921° W, 322m],
15.viii.2015 David Wasilewski s.n.
(RET 706-5, nrITS & nrLSU seq'd.).
At first glance, RET 706-5 appeared to be assignable
to A. penetratrix;
however, the umbo of the present
species is distinctly tan rather than brown; and the
remainder of the cap is a solid pale gray at first
and not virgate.
Also, sequencing of RET 706-5 revealed that
the 5' motif of the nrLSU sequence was the typical
one for sect. Vaginatae and not the less
which is found in A. penetratrix,
A. penetrans, A. chiricahuana,
and a number pf other species. For a current
the latter group of taxa see the techtab of A.
penetratrix (link above).
According to BLAST runs, the present species clusters
most closely with a number of
North American species, provisional species, and
temporary codes presently
assigned to Amanita
stirps Fulva: A.
carolinensis, A. fuligineodisca, A.
fulva, A. sp-amerifulva01, and A.
—R. E. Tulloss
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