Observation 15997: Amanita marmorata Cleland & E.-J. Gilbert

When: 2007-12-15

Collection location: Kauai, Hawaii, USA [Click for map]

Who: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)

No specimen available

I believe these were growing with ironwood.

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1% (2)
Recognized by sight
52% (3)
Used references: Hemmes, Don E. and Dennis E. Desjardin. 2002 Mushrooms of Hawai’€™i: An Identification Guide. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. 212p.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-01-26 16:42:07 CST (-0500)

in case your question was never answered … ironwood is Casuarina equisetifolia (leaves like Equisetum), another OZ native and no doubt the host tree for marmorata’s introduction to Hawaii.

But whether this particular Amanita section Phalloidea is a marmorata, too little info to tell.

Please tell us more about “ironwood.”
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-04 10:51:45 CST (-0500)

Is “ironwood” a name locally used for a tree that is an Australian import or a North American import?

My concern is that the cap seems to have glare coming off it, and consequently, I can’t see the usual color pattern that gives A. marmorata its name (a light grayish-tannish marbling rather suggestive of the pigment distribution in A. phalloides and A. arocheae).

Very best,


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