Observation 137253: Amanita Pers.
When: 2013-06-22
(-27.89° 153.21° 366m)
Who: Neil Ross
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Is this specimen Tawny Grisette (Amanita fulva)? Found in natural Australian bush setting at Tamborine Mountain, SEQ. Pale gills. Signs of feeding on cap, possibly by snails (indicating perhaps that this fungi isn’t poisonous?) Golden yellow colour seemed to change according to intensity of light.

Tamborine Mountain is hinterland to Gold Coast. From this exact location, well in excess of 1200ft above sea level, eastern aspect. Climate can be dry depending on season, but is mostly cool and moist.

Amongst leaf litter of native eucalypts, but there were also a few imported pines in the general vacinity.(see litter photo). Perhaps spores were transported on these trees? Amanita fulva is found frequently in deciduous and coniferous forests of Europe, but I don’t know the species or origin of these the trees.

As this looks to be a fairly fresh fungi, parhaps as it ages it’s cap will flatten and colour darken? I’ve done my best to identify this species by photo comparisons.

PS: I know next to nothing about fungi.


Conifers located nearby specimen.

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Could belong in sect. Caesareae.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-06-21 13:49:35 CEST (+0200)

Base of stem is important.


Amanita xanthocephala does not have ring
By: Tom May (funkeytom)
2014-06-21 08:37:15 CEST (+0200)

Interesting Amanita, but will not be Amanita xanthocephala due to presence of ring.

What did the base of stem look like?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2013-06-22 19:38:27 CEST (+0200)

Very best,


By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-06-22 14:28:31 CEST (+0200)

but I found it myself and it may have something similar.
Just look at this:


Amanita xanthocephala
By: Argy Bee (argybee)
2013-06-22 14:02:38 CEST (+0200)

.. has no ring – this does
.. this dome has no crusty granules on top
.. cap colour not critical but counter-indicative
.. pileus sulcate margin not typical

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