Observation 135603: Amanita Pers.

When: 2013-06-04

Collection location: Morwell National Park, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: karode13

No specimen available

It may be Amanita umbrinella. Found growing at the base of live Messmate, Eucalyptus obliqua.



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My impression of Amanita umbrinella is that it has a weakly structured…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-10 05:59:43 PDT (-0700)

limbate volva similar to that of A. murinoflammeum, which is very similar to umbrinella in a number of respects. Hence, it would probably not leave volva material on the cap organized in the manner of this amanita. Also, the cap would be darker. From these images it is difficult to judge whether the species falls in Amanita sect. Amanita or in sect. Validae.

The shape of the bulb at the base of the stipe is seen in a number of taxa of sect. Validae around the world…for example in the varieties of A. flavoconia in the Americas. Hence, one might not be surprized if the spores were amyloid. If karode13 were to find this species again, it would be good to wait for the partial veil to detach from the cap, then dry it quickly and thoroughly and send it to Elaine.

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

A really good image. It may be A. umbrinella, but I’d like to check the spores before being certain.
By: Elaine Davison (Elaine Davison)
2013-06-09 18:18:59 PDT (-0700)

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