Observation 198901: Amanita “sp-AUS14”
When: 2015-02-05
0 Sequences

I thought this fungy was worth loading as it is an unusual colour and I have only seen this fungi or similar once before in this area. The area is semi rainforest and eucalyptus trees are dominant. The yellow cap becomes more saturated in colour at the centre. There is insect damage to the cap but not sufficient to effect identification. Found growing in Forest soil. Conditions at the time were wet with light misting rain.

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Based on chemical features: Sequencing as reported previously.

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Rod So pleased with the results from your hard work. Without this, the finds would have merely been a private collection. kk

As just reported previously, …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-01-03 11:18:03 PST (-0800)

We have a sequence (proposed fungal barcode aka nrITS) for this material. It is apparently the same species as is represented in MO #200171.

A beautiful creature.

Very best,


Thanks Rod (& hand maidens)..hehe

As you know I do really appreciate any of your comments to my finds. Unfortunately, my knowledge is so limited, and I am always keen to investigate and learn. The problem, as you know, is we are all getting older. It is a shame we cant hand down to family all knowledge learnt over many years of life experiences. The reset button is pushed for every new birth. Only the written word seems to be our only way in the evolution of knowledge. I think that is one reason why History repeats itself. Season is just around the corner here, and I am looking forward to Debbie & David visiting in March 2016. Taylor Lockwood has one of his recent ’Glowing Fungi " images on the front of the current edition to be released of National Geographic. From: “Taylor Lockwood”
To: “Ian Dodd”
Subject: Mushrooms in National Geographic
Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2015 4:43 AM

I have some more good news:
One of my bioluminescent mushroom images will be included in Nat. Geo.’s new book, Rarely Seen; Photographs of the Extraordinary. It will be released this month.

It’s another great day for mushrooms!


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This observation and MO #200171…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-10-15 09:03:40 PDT (-0700)

are indeed the same species based on gene sequences derived to date and do (apparently) belong to section Amanita. More work to be done.

Thanks very much for sending along this interesting material and that of #200171.

Very best,


Those gills are pretty far apart for most amanitas.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-02-16 04:46:40 PST (-0800)

As always, very interesting, Ian.


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