Observation 198995: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas

Some fungi just seem to have that WOW Factor, or maybe I am a bit strange. When I found this single specimen standing proud and erect in all its glory I stood and marveled at it and its seemingly spiritual existence. I believe it may be a common species in some areas of Oz but not really so in my haunts.
Area open Eucalyptus and semi Rainforest with good ground coverage of leaves and forest debris. Only single specimen sighted.
Maybe Amanita ochrophylloides. Cap with large warts and fungi salmon in colour. I can only discern one ring on the stipe which leads me to the choice of A.ochrophylloides. (Could belong to the Amanita ochrophylla group?). Fungi was firm when handled. Dried specimen saved for RET……….



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The voucher for this collection has been sampled and sent for DNA sequencing.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2018-05-31 16:41:13 CDT (-0400)

Thanks, once again, for sending the interesting specimens, Ian.

Very best,



No Aroma to qualify as any different from the norm Musroom aroma. Not many of our mushrooms do seem to have an Identifying aroma, except for Curry fungi and of course the Stink group.

if not DNA
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-03-18 13:52:24 CDT (-0400)

any micro results or otherwise deeper determination for this? those yellow gilled OZ amanitas seem to be quite mysterious! they are popping again right now!

This one has the wow factor alright! Great find.
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2017-02-07 20:45:38 CST (-0500)

Ian- Did you note the aroma?


I will ask Rod if the results are available. kk

what were the DNA results for this one?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-07 13:37:09 CST (-0500)
Thanks Ian,
By: groundhog
2015-07-28 11:47:45 CDT (-0400)

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

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