Observation 55597: Amanita luteolovelata D.A. Reid

When: 2010-10-16

Collection location: Little Hartley, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Lucy (lucya)

No specimen available

not sure exactly where it was growing, I found it raked up among a pile of eucalyptus leaves

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Used references: http://www.amanitaceae.org/?Amanita+luteolovelata and Reid’s 1980 monograph on Australian amanitas. The WAO site accepts this name at the rank of species…as it was first proposed by Reid.

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Did a little reading…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-06-30 15:11:52 CDT (-0400)

Looking at the veil on the cap at the highest magnification of the image, it seems as those the warts are not very thick (and sometimes the thickness is exaggerated by some attached soil. Underlying the volval warts and dirt, there seems to be a “cobwebby” layer that covers much of the cap’s surface. That is exactly the sort of appearance described by Reid for Amanita luteolovelata. As far as one can tell from the literature, this species probably belongs in section Validae. The volva is very unusual in that section.

I’ll suggest luteolovelata as a possible ID. At the moment, I can’t think of an alternative. I would suggest on relying on Reid’s original descriptions (1978 and 1980). Reid’s data can be found here:


Nice detail in the picture, Lucy.


Maybe in section Validae
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-06-30 15:05:45 CDT (-0400)

The stem shot is very interesting. There is yellow material (probably from the volva) on the edge of the partial veil. There is also some evidence that the stem’s flesh bruised reddish when the mushroom got raked up with the leaves.

A yellow volva with a grayish cap is known in section Validae in SE Australia. So this might belong in sect. Validae.

For some reason I had no idea that one raked Eucalyptus leaves in the fall… :-)


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