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When: 2013-05-19

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available

When I first saw these, I had to put the finger on it, because it could be a pebblestone. Only the caps were outside, the rest buried. I picked it carefully as they were already fragile, stems hollow. Then I noticed something parasitizing them, what could it be?

In a clearing, mixed wood but the nearest trees were pines.


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Thank you all :)
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-05-21 16:15:47 MST (-0700)
thanks Alfredo.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-21 08:22:56 MST (-0700)

You were right. Belli had it as a separate species.

pink gills
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2013-05-21 07:52:57 MST (-0700)

the pink gills vs. white gills is the defining character of var. beillei vs. var. boudieri.

Galli may list beillei as a separate species, check the index.

Varieties with pink gills have also been described for at least two other European Lepidellas (A. echinocephala and A. gracilior)

lepidellas are covered with cottony universal veil material when young.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-21 07:37:58 MST (-0700)

This amanita is a lepidella.

Note the hanging veil remnants on the edge of the cap = appendiculate margin, typical for this group of amanitas.

Leps sometimes also show pinkish gills.

Looks to be a good match for boudieri macroscopically.

Nice find!

What constitutes var. beillei, Alfredo? My Galli’s “Le Amanita” only showed Amanita boudieri, not its varieties.

base of the stipe?
By: Alfredo Justo (Fredo)
2013-05-21 06:38:05 MST (-0700)

How was the base of the stipe?, Were there any veil remnants?

I don’t think so,
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-05-21 04:47:04 MST (-0700)

Daniel. I don’t see any rusty colour on. On the cap there’s something that reminds me Amanita or at least something with scales. In this poor land nothing (of “the common”) grows but Amanitas or Inocybe in this season.

That pattern of the parasite what makes you remember (in the middle of the bigger)?

Host looks like Cortinarius
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-05-20 20:51:58 MST (-0700)

but the parasite…no idea.