Collection location: Drenova, Korce, Albania [Click for map]
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The cap of Amanita vittadinii is 75 – 170 mm wide, fleshy, from globose via hemispherical to plano-convex, white to pale dingy ochraceous, brownish at the center with age, dry, with an at first inflexed, then straight, nonsulcate, appendiculate, projecting margin. The flesh is white and unchanging or turning slightly yellowish. Pyramidal, subpyramidal, or patch-like volval remnants are present at the center, and appressed, patch- to scale-like remnants are present near the margin; the volval remnants are adnate to detersile and white to pinkish- or grayish-brownish.
The gills are rather crowded, free, rather thick, broad, attenuate, and white, cream, greenish cream, or pale greenish yellow. The short gills are abundant and truncate.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:03 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘DRENOVA KORCE ALBANIA’ to ‘Drenova, Korce, Albania’
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