Observation 92774: Amanita xanthocephala (Berk.) D.A. Reid & Hilton

When: 2012-04-14

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

Who: Lucy (lucya)

Specimen available

Near Eucalyptus

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By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-05-02 22:20:33 CDT (-0400)

Thank you.

What a cute little critter!


Amanita fulva would not…[edited]
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-04-14 23:09:34 CDT (-0400)

have a bulb on the base of the stem. So far, there is no record of A. fulva being introduced with European trees to other continents. I think it is more likely that the species is an Australian original in sect. Amanita. I just got an email from Lucy saying that she had posted this observation and thought that it might be A. xanthocephala. I think that would be a good first shot.

[edit] On WAO (URL above), I noted that there were two or three different sets of spore measurements attributed to A. xanthocephala in the literature and raised the question of whether the name might be being applied to multiple taxa at present.

Very best,


Just wondering…
By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-14 22:35:11 CDT (-0400)

…if this is Amanita fulva (a ringless Amanita.) I found an almost identical specimen here in South Oz last year.

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