Observation 194991: Amanita Pers.

When: 2014-12-25

Collection location: Waipio-Waimanu Valley Trail, Hawaii Co., Hawaii, USA [Click for map]

Who: jeff (theoneje)

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Yes, I think they would be worth collecting.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-30 06:16:39 CST (-0500)

I am not at all sure of the section in which they should be placed. They remind me a bit of some dark-capped Australian species that have a thin layer of unusually structured volva which persists on the surface of the cap.

It would be interesting to learn more about them.

So, yes, I think they would be worth collecting. I’ll email you via MO.

Very best,


By: jeff (theoneje)
2014-12-30 01:58:53 CST (-0500)

I can get a free permit. It is in a Forest Reserve, but being a non-native area and not particularly unique habitat I doubt there would be an issue.

Let me know if you think they are worth collecting. Would be happy to send to you and/or someone else for further study if I can find them again.


Jeff, it it permissible to collect in the area?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-29 14:39:13 CST (-0500)

Very best,


By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-12-29 12:34:32 CST (-0500)

yet another introduced amanita species??? this looks like one of the section Amanitas, with that close cup of a volva on a bulbous base. ironwood duff.

cool find, from goodness knows where.

Ironwood or Eucalyptus
By: jeff (theoneje)
2014-12-29 12:28:15 CST (-0500)

To be honest I wasn’t paying much attention. It was along the same trail where I found the previous amanita:


so I think I just assumed it was that. The trail is mostly ironwood and eucalyptus. From the needles it was definitely under ironwood, but eucalyptus could have been near, too. Looks like I should have considered this option as well:


Very interesting.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-12-28 05:45:15 CST (-0500)

What can you tell us about the trees in the vicinity in which you found these specimens?

Very best,

Rod Tulloss

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