Observation 200171: Amanita Pers. sect. Amanita
When: 2015-02-28

Notes: 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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You’re welcome, Ian.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-03-07 03:18:43 HST (-1000)

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 13:47:57 HST (-1000)

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 10:17:53 HST (-1000)

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

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