Observation 200171: Amanita “sp-AUS14” Tulloss crypt. temp.

Small light Yellow capped fungi with warts and in gravel type soil. Area Eucalyptus forest and soil conditions were wet. Stipe tends to taper towards base which is becoming bulbous. Markings on stipe more evident at base area. Maybe Amanita species. This was a single specimen in good condition although the area had received heavy rainfall from two cyclones on the northern parts of Eastern Australia.

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Recognized by sight: Cap margin with true striations.
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Based on chemical features: The concept of this proposed species is based on this collection and two others cited in a comment below.

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-01-04 13:09:39 PST (-0800)
Updates to & including MO Obs: 198901/198953

Rod. Thankyou for the update info. It just goes to show that our opposite sides of the world arent completely that different altogether. So we are visually different in some species , there almost always is a similar starting point in life. Three "same results – 100% matches!! " is a great start for the ID although found in similar terrain & location but at slightly different times.
We have had our first short session of light rain showers over the past 24hours. Fingers crossed for more today before we head back to another heat wave with temps in the low 40’s.Celsius = 100degree + Centigrade in your language.

Reporting on some data I received last year.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-01-03 11:13:03 PST (-0800)

Hello, Ian.

Happy New Year.

DNA (“proposed fungal barcode”) supports the proposal that this is a species from section Amanita. Two other collections made about the same time are the same taxon according to ca, 100% matches in all three pairwise comparisons: MO #198953 and MO #198901. This taxon is genetically distinct from Amanitasp-AUS12” …a code named taxon reported recently from the same forest.

Very best,


You’re welcome, Ian.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-03-07 05:18:43 PST (-0800)

Although your Australian mushroom species are virtually all different from those of eastern USA, it’s interesting that many bear resemblance to what I find up here. But while it’s -16C outside with 40 cm snow covering the ground in my backyard, this is the best place for me to find mushrooms right now.


Thanks for the generous comments. kk

I agree with David W’s assessment of the collection and images.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-03-06 15:47:57 PST (-0800)

The bulb at the base of the stem suggests that the species could be placed in section Amanita.


Nicely collected and photographed, Ian.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-03-06 12:17:53 PST (-0800)

Clearly visible are abruptly truncate short gills, which Dr. Tulloss mentions as evidence in support of subgenus Amanita.

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