Observation 28728: Amanita karea G.S. Ridl.
When: 2008-03-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Having seen some recent post over the two species A. nothofagi and the similar A. karea I am left wondering if this too is also A. karea. I just noticed that many of the A. karea collections have been made in late summer to very early in autumn were A. nothofagi is found mostly in autumn.

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-11-25 21:10:51 PST (-0800)

I think the colour and texture of the stipe is probably more likely to suggest that it is A. karea.
The texture of the stipe in A. nothofagi is more commonly smooth below the annulus and the scales are rarely arranged concentrically.

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-11-25 21:02:00 PST (-0800)

I two are waiting to here from Geoff. I hope concentrically arranged scales is not a normal way to tell the species apart. As this would indicate that I have many on my website wrongly named!!!

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-11-25 12:41:19 PST (-0800)

The concentrically arranged scales and the colour and texture of the stipe would suggest Amanita karea, I wonder what Geoff has to say?

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