Observation 16288: Amanita Pers.

When: 2007-11-22

Collection location: Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

Slight pinkish discoloration on lower stipe, unpleasant odor.

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Thank you.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-15 06:50:47 MST (-0700)

Thanks, Noah.


I don’t have much info,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-01-14 19:59:48 MST (-0700)

I didn’t collect it, just photographic it and went on my way.
In the field I thought it was sect. Amanita, I don’t think it is a Lep.
It was about 6-9cm across, (not completely expanded yet) it was growing in wet Eucalypt/Casuarinaceae forest (which was mostly Eucalyptus campanulata)

At the moment,….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-14 08:24:07 MST (-0700)

At the moment, I don’t find a good cause to place this in a specific sect. Clearly, the Vaginatae and Caesareae are not possible. Sect. Amidella can also be excluded. I don’t see a limbate volva; so the same goes for the Phalloideae. This leaves sects. Amanita, Lepidella, and Validae. But this spans both subgenera.

The absence of marginal striations can occur in the more robust species of sect. Amanita; we can’t assume inamyloid spores on the basis of lack of striations.

How much do we want to make of the appendiculate material. Is this a constant feature? Or is it an accident of breakage of the partial veil?

Pinkish discoloration (even distinct staining) occurs in both sects. Lepidella and Validae, and faint pinkish staining could appear in all the candidate sects.

What more do we know about this guy, Noah?

And what does “inski” have to say about this and Noah’s other new posts?