Observation 67653: Amanita lactea Malençon, Romagnesi & Reid
When: 2011-05-18
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Completely white except for the cream color on the gills.
The pruina on the top of the stem stay in my hands on touch.
The spores are somewhat irregular in shape: some are globose and others ellipsoidal.

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Thank you, ret.
By: zaca
2011-05-20 14:59:15 CDT (-0400)

I would say that this specimen fits very well the description that you gave of Amanita lactea. I’m confident that this is the correct name for it.
I didn’t try to dry the specimen, since it was already damage as is visible in the photos attached. If I will find any similar material, I will be happy to dry it and send it to you.
Best regards,

Interesting find…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-05-20 07:47:55 CDT (-0400)

Geographic region, the white color, the material on the stem that comes off on your fingers, and the shape of the spores all suggest to me that you may have Amanita lactea. We don’t have a Portuguese specimen listed on www.amanitaceae.org, and I would be interested in obtaining some dried material from Portugal if you get a chance to collect any.

Very best,


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