Observation 15997: Amanita marmorata Cleland & E.-J. Gilbert
When: 2007-12-15
Collection location: Kauai, Hawaii, USA [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I believe these were growing with ironwood.

Proposed Names

2% (2)
Recognized by sight
52% (3)
Used references: Hemmes, Don E. and Dennis E. Desjardin. 2002 Mushrooms of Hawai’€™i: An Identification Guide. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. 212p.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-01-26 21:42:07 GMT (+0000)

in case your question was never answered … ironwood is Casuarina equisetifolia (leaves like Equisetum), another OZ native and no doubt the host tree for marmorata’s introduction to Hawaii.

But whether this particular Amanita section Phalloidea is a marmorata, too little info to tell.

Please tell us more about “ironwood.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-04 15:51:45 GMT (+0000)

Is “ironwood” a name locally used for a tree that is an Australian import or a North American import?

My concern is that the cap seems to have glare coming off it, and consequently, I can’t see the usual color pattern that gives A. marmorata its name (a light grayish-tannish marbling rather suggestive of the pigment distribution in A. phalloides and A. arocheae).

Very best,


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