Observation 196602: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2015-01-15

Notes: Large Amanita in good condition in Eucalyptus semi rainforest. Spore print off white. Fungi firm to handle. Cap salmon and gills close light yellow. Single specimen found growing in loose soil in an open area of the forest floor..

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Recognized by sight: Cap margin is appendiculate, and there is not a thick saccate volva surrounding the stem base. That is it has a property associated with sect. Lepidella and not one associated with sect. Amidella. It is likely to be an Amanita because there is gill edge tissue forming lines on the top of the partial veil.

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Thanks Ian,
By: groundhog
2015-03-10 23:26:36 EET (+0200)

This material has been received and accessioned to Rod’s herbarium. We have also scheduled it for DNA sequencing.

I am not sure that is really an appendiculate margin like a lep …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-20 01:40:02 EET (+0200)

I see a very similar phenomenon in our western blusher, novinupta, which also has NO membranous UV at the base. Both leps and blushers have flocculent UVs, easily removed. The PV looks rather robust, and even cut in half and somewhat descended.

Hopefully you will solve this mystery once you get Ian’s package, whether by scope or DNA or both. I look forward to your determination.

Whatever it turns out to be, it is certainly yet another nifty amanita from OZ. Thanks for posting, Ian, and thanks for your generosity in amanita care packages.

Thank you, Ian.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-19 23:01:19 EET (+0200)



Specimen will be included. Kind Regards, kk

I’m pretty sure that the dry weather affected the appearance of what…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-01-19 20:18:32 EET (+0200)

might have been floccose material on the stem….i.e., dried the stuff into lumps.

I hope that this is one of the vouchers from which you are sending material.

Very best,


Once again Ian
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-01-19 16:49:32 EET (+0200)

I’d go with your assessment of a “Large Amanita” and hope you suggest it.

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