Observation 189281: Amanita sect. Amanita
When: 2014-11-20
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Two fruiting bodies about 15cm apart, located in semi open, semi rainforest area, with open canopy but in 50% daily sunlight. Existing in loose semi damp soil, and mixture of dead leaves and general forest litter. Closest trees identifiable, were Flooded Gums. Other trees were palms and vines supported with heavy undergrowth. The soil below ground level was criss – crossed with numerous roots.
The stipe of the mature fungi was well formed and deep rooted. It was approximately 5.5 – 6 inches in length to the Cap underside. The shape of the volva could be described as Indistinct/Fusiform. Universal veil present and partial veil present at stipe base. Some miniscule sections of the veil were present surrounding the stipe at ground level.
Cap was Convex , off white in colour, covered with White warts and a degree of dark earth particles.
Gills were close and possibly Sinate, white and broad.
Spore print showed off white to yellow white. The print was low in contrast.
There was no odour evident.
No Herbarium specimen available. The pileus deteriorated too much to be dried. (Daytime temp.reached 40 degrees.celsius
A spore print was taken, and a micrograph of a section of the Gill. The micrograph is X100 with Melzers’ solution.


Image taken using Melzers X100 of Gill section. Pileus starting to deteriorate.

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Used references: Previous MO uploads
28% (3)
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Recognized by sight: Assuming the spores were not amyloid
Based on microscopic features: Inamyloid spores
21% (3)
Recognized by sight: Guessing from the non-striate cap margin and the non-truncate short gills. Were the spores amyloid in Melzer’s Reagent?

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Hi Fellow MO’s. All the relative images are now available on this obs for comment. Thanks to Rod and Alan for their comments and patience. Not sure what the problem was for the last 2 days but seems to have been fixed. kk

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I am experiencing real problems in loading images to this Obs. I gave up yesterday and emailed Jason. The MO server keeps crashing on me? I am not having problems with any other website. My apologies to all MO Members as the frustration is annoying not being able to provide all of the files images. Will continue to try and load during the day. Alan, I believe the spores are not Amyloid.
Chow, kk

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