Observation 202068: Amanita sect. Vaginatae sensu Zhu L. Yang
When: 2015-03-28
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Maybe Amanita pachycolea Dark Brown Cap. Stipe tapering towards pileus. Single specimen in shaded area (canopy),of semi rainforest and Eucalyptus. Fungi felt wet (not slimy),and damp with some weight. Unusual White Crown on top of Cap. No specific identifying aroma. Stipe off white with typical volva present. This specimen was smaller in statue to other similar Amanita’s previously loaded in this particular sect..

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Thank you, very much, Ian.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-03-31 06:05:37 PDT (-0700)



Rod Saved (for you) Not sent as yet. Regards kk

Ian, I think that this is the species you mentioned in your email. Am I right?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-03-30 12:28:34 PDT (-0700)

I can’t recall an Australian species that was described as having such a distinctly zonate cap: very dark over the center of the cap (disc), then very light, then very dark over the marginal striations.

Very best,


nice to see …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-30 09:30:24 PDT (-0700)

someone trying to fit foreign land amanitas into our NA species concepts for a change! :)

not that it is any more correct than the obverse.
round pegs, square holes, etc.

certainly a big beautiful grisette that very grossly reminds us of pachycholea.

Another, beauty.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-03-30 07:40:53 PDT (-0700)

I would think that this is something native to NSW forests and not pachycolea or umbrinolutea or other Northern Hemisphere taxa with a zonate cap.

I’m curious to know more about this species.

Very best,


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