Observation 35103: Amanita karea G.S. Ridl.

When: 2010-03-26

Collection location: Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Habitat: Solitary on soil amongst leaf litter under Leptospermum scoparium in native New Zealand forest.

Pileus: 40mm in diameter, plano-depressed, pale fawn in colour with buff volva remnants as warts arranges concentrically.

Stipe: 50mm high by 8mm in diameter, marginate bulbous base 13mm in diameter, membranous annulus finely striate, surface above annulus broken into transverse striate bands, below annulus finely scaled.

Lamellae: Crowded, free. 3mm wide, white. Lamellulae subtruncate.

Spore print: White.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:55 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand.’ to ‘Northwood Reserve, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand’


Excavated to show the marginate bulbous base.
Before excavation.

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Hi Rod,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-03-26 20:16:33 CDT (-0400)

The specimen is drying at the moment, I’ll try to send it out to you as soon as possible, I had trouble at the post office last time I attempted to send a package but I’ll try again.

Would like to see the exsiccatum…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-03-26 15:58:46 CDT (-0400)


I’d very much like to review the exsiccatum that goes with these picx.

Very best,


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