Observation 15181: Amanita australis G. Stev.

When: 2008-05-25

Collection location: Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

Found under Leptospermum scoparium in native New Zealand bush, mainly in autumn and the beginning of winter, very distinguishable conical warts usually grouped near the centre of the pileus!


Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2008-12-11 19:28:48 CST (-0600)

I have a lot more interesting images from the past few years, many that have yet to be identified!

BTW Michael, nice debut on MO; a very cool quadrifecta of fungi!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-11 09:28:32 CST (-0600)
A very beautiful mushroom!
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2008-12-11 05:45:52 CST (-0600)

I have no other images of this species at the moment but hope to get more in the near future!
Thanks for the description link Rod!

Very nice pictures…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-12-10 21:58:38 CST (-0600)

A brief description of this species is to be found at



By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2008-12-10 21:57:22 CST (-0600)

thats one elegant fungus.

do you have another photo of the gill edges?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-10 21:55:05 CST (-0600)

i also like the texture on the abruptly bulbous volva.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2008-12-10 19:52:06 CST (-0600)

We have many interesting Amanita species here in NZ, I especially like the cap margin on this one with the descending gills!

lovely! a new one on me.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-10 19:44:21 CST (-0600)

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