Observation 97034: Amanita sect. Validae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2012-06-11

Collection location: Churchill National Park, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Tex (Stopwhispering)

Specimen available

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By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-06-11 14:51:06 PDT (-0700)


I did collect a specimen for this one, it got slightly damaged on the journey home but is still intact and drying at the moment.

I am at work at the moment but I will check through the info you have provided as soon as I get home. I will also upload the full size images and check them for any other details that might have gone unnoticed.

Thanks for the help once again, I thought this one might grab your attention, it’s certainly the most interesting Amanita find that I have had.



By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-06-11 08:47:44 PDT (-0700)

Is this page correct in saying that there is no dried specimen?


These photographs strongly suggest
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-06-11 08:44:28 PDT (-0700)

one or more of the Australian taxa in sect. Validae that have a univesal veil that is yellow (at least at first). At least on of these taxa has a pulverulent layer of volva that, when lost, exhibits a layer which has been described as being like a spider’s web. Unfortunately, glare makes it difficult to see whether that layer is present in the cap pictures. Perhaps, I have missed it; I would appreciate if others would check me.

I suggest comparing with MO illustration for Amanita luteolovelata, small versions of which can be found with some supporting data here:


There are links from the technical tab of that page back to MO observations posted by Lucy Albertella.

I am not convinced that luteolovelata matches the images here so far. More eyes will help, I’m sure.

Very best,


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