Observation 28688: Amanita karea G.S. Ridl.

When: 1987-04-01

Collection location: Orongorongo Track, Rimutaka Forest Park, Wellington, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Geoff Ridley

Specimen available

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Amanita karea is easily confused with A. nothofagi. When I went digging through the herbarium collections I found that A. karea had generally been called A. nothofagi. This included the type material of A. nothofagi which was a mixed collection. Amanita karea has a non-appendiculate cap, marginate to marginate-depressed bulb to the stipe, and the bulb has a rim of powdery volval material, and ellipsoidal basidiospores.

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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-11-24 18:36:45 EST (-0500)

Beautiful picture, I think its lovely!

Very artistic.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-11-24 18:16:44 EST (-0500)

Beautiful figures Geoff, I,m sorry, the specimen I told you about had rotted and was no good for making a collection but I’m certain I’ll find this species again next season, this observation will be very helpful in the comparison of micro characters!

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