Observation 135798: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

Specimen kept, but unsure how valid, as there was an extreme amount of moisure dissipated during drying. There however did not appear to be any infestation of lavae. The Pileus was dark almost black, and showing white spots on most of the surface area. The stipe was white and there was some sign of a veil. I would presume this to be an Amanita of some kind, but this is the first recording of this particular fungi for me. During drying there was a very stong mushroom aroma, that was tending towards almost unpleasant. The fungi was found growing amidst the forest litter with only the pileus showing. There were no other specimens found and I am familiar with this particular area at the base of a very large eucalypt.(Living).



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Recognized by sight: Reddish brown bruising, annulus on stem, friable volval material on cap, and little to no veil material on bulb.

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