Observation 10456: Amanita subglobosa group

When: 2008-09-05

Collection location: Japan [Click for map]

Who: forestwander

No specimen available

There were alot of these growing next to the concrete trail and steps. It was not growing from the concrete. I simply moved it to avoid mosquitos. My naming is based on information from http://www.ne.jp/asahi/mushroom/tokyo/index.htm, where the name Mairei is used.

Proposed Names

-28% (2)
Recognized by sight: Volva, white gills, long white stem.
Used references: Japanese website.
-6% (2)
Recognized by sight: Form of volval remnants and bulb on stipe base. Geography.
54% (1)
Used references: Original descriptions of Amanita subglobosa and A. ibotengutake.

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Here are two more alternatives…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-05-21 07:41:03 PDT (-0700)

There is another set of alternatives to add to the possibility of a species in the “pantherina-group.” The two species A. subglobosa Zhu L. Yang and A. ibotengutake Oda et al., which are very, very similar and may be synonymous look like a species of the afore-mentioned group, but are actually have a common ancestor with the “A. muscaria-group.” Since these two taxa are east Asian (A. pantherina also is reported to occur in Japan), they should be considered. With no dried specimen, I don’t think that a difference between subglobosa and ibotengutake can be established from a photograph.


Amanita mairei is restricted to the Mediterranean region, as far as is known…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-19 08:29:54 PST (-0800)

Amanita mairei was originally described from North Africa and is presently known only from the Mediterranean region. It is a species of Amanita sect. Vaginatae. The present species is superficially similar to Amanita pantherina, although it does not seem to be that species to me.

I would suggest going back to the site you used and looking at the images under “section Amanita”. It seems to me you may find some possibilities depicted there.


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