Observation 16289: Amanita Pers.

When: 2007-11-15

Collection location: Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

This on was growing in Nothofagus forest in SE Victoria; cap was about 5-6cm across, the stalks deeply rooted and it was fragile. It smelled BAD, (rotting meat maybe) I was trying to dry it on the defroster on the dash of my car but the smell was way too bad and it went out the window.

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Did not come up with anything…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-15 01:35:26 CST (+0800)

I spent a couple of hours on this, but did not come up with a name. It was somewhat profitable in that I revised the A. farinacea page on the Amanita Studies page as a result.

Looking for suggestions from Oz, please.


What a considerate mushroom!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2009-01-14 23:13:53 CST (+0800)

Noah, obvioiusly this mushroom had a serious inferiority complex concerning its odor. It leaped out the window in consideration for your sensibilities. I didn’t know they had it in them.

It looks like a species of sect. Lepidella. To date most Australian material of sect. Lepidella falls into a small number of Bas’ stirpes. Working.