Observation 276441: Amanita sect. Amanita

Amanita but I don’t know the species


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By: Vihane (wihane)
2017-05-14 04:57:12 CEST (+0200)

Not sure, it is similar cryptonomen temporarium, next time I would try to make better picture.

By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-14 01:27:36 CEST (+0200)

I just checked. And none of the four species of sect. Amanita treated by Corner and Bas fit this critter. Another suggestion would be to check species covered in publications from the Kunming lab (Zhu-L. Yang and others) since Yang’s 1997 thesis.

Very best,


This is probably no Amanita elata that you posted recently.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-14 01:23:13 CEST (+0200)

That species has somewhat similar cap colors; however, it bulb lacks the distinct ring at the top that is seen in this material. I suggest taking a look at the other species treated by Corner and Bas in the journal Persoonia in 1962.


Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of glare. I would try to take photo graphs…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-05-14 01:19:25 CEST (+0200)

in open shade…that is, with blue sky above the shaded place where you do the photography. This will pretty much remove the glare problem.

I agree with donjohnson’s assignment of the species to section Amanita. The form of the volva on the bulb suggests the pantherina-like group of taxa. This would have to be checked by (minmally) looking for clamp connections at the bases of basidia and checking out spore size/shape.

Very best,


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