Observation 202068: Amanita “sp-AUS10” Tulloss & Kudzma cryptonom. temp.
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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Based on chemical features: Segregated by use of DNA sequences. The collection represents current understanding of the cryptonom. prov.

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It has been a frustrating couple of years. North and South of me where they have been lucky enough to get some rain are experiencing some displays.
I am seeing very little and dont expect to do any better till we get good rainfall.

darn it Ian
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-12-01 09:20:25 PST (-0800)

why couldn’t all of these gorgeous amanitas have been up when we visited you?

You did try your hardest to scare us up fungi, though, and we appreciate all of the time that you spent with us, and the many many aspects of OZ that you showed us that were not rain dependent!

Keep up the good work, and enjoy life. You deserve the best.

I think that I now have skeletal pages for …
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-12-01 08:23:21 PST (-0800)

species “sp-AUS07” through “sp-AUS11.” I believe that sp-AUS09 was not posted on MO for lack of a photo…according to my notes. Would you take a look at this page and check if I am correct about that?


Very best,


And so we progress

Rod, Thankyou for all the updated info, and I am humbled by your expertise, Time freely given and generosity without bounds..
You could safely say I am overjoyed. kundabungkid

We also got DNA from the collection that vouchers these photos.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2016-11-18 15:15:30 PST (-0800)

We got a good nrLSU sequence for this critter. Of course, it too matches nothing that has been sequenced for GenBank. In our most recent batch, we got three nrLSU sequences from material you have sent us. The correspond to one collection that was not posted on MO. The two that were posted to MO were observations 202068 and 202072. None of them have DNA similar to any of the others.

In the present case, we were able to examine the nrLSU beginning with its first character (so we know that this is not one of the “TCT” species.

Very best,


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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