Observation 92804: Amanita sect. Lepidella sensu Bas
When: 2012-04-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Near Eucalyptus. Strong smell of naphthalene.

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Hi Rod
By: Lucy (lucya)
2012-04-16 01:16:31 CEST (+0200)

Sure. Breadth of button was 10cm. This was found in the same spot as 89161 and had the same odour.

Lucy

Your mom’s comment on the smell…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-04-15 16:16:20 CEST (+0200)

being like that of a priest’s wardrobe suggests that “naptalina” is the stuff of what is/was called “moth balls” in the US. That is a unique smell for a lepidella.

I suggest that you post the information on the breadth of the button here.

R

Haven’t seen that odor mentioned before…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-04-15 14:48:22 CEST (+0200)

Have you thoughts on placement to section? [I know it would be a guess with a button, but I thought maybe you could relate the button to mature material you had seen from you site.]

It seems to me that “naptha” has been used for several different chemicals in English-speaking countries over the years. Are you referring to the chemical that is/was used as “moth balls” to repel or kill moths?

Very interesting.

Rod

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