When: 2017-10-30

Collection location: Santa Foca, Parco delle Madonie, Sicily, Italy [Click for map]

Who: James Baker (cepecity)

No specimen available


Found in a pine tree grove.

Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: See- https://translate.google.com/...=
84% (1)
Used references: See comment below from R. E. Tulloss

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

= Observer’s choice
= Current consensus


Add Comment
Hello, James. Another great trip to Italy it seems. Good pictures!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2017-10-31 15:08:57 PDT (-0700)

Amanita mairei has a brown cap and more slender form.

This is more likely to be Amanita argentea. European field guides combined the two in the past. I have studied the types of both and seen the original watercolors of mairei and the original pencil sketches of argentea. They are very different species. This look as though it is argentea.



Very best,


Created: 2017-10-31 13:53:10 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2017-11-27 00:23:06 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 49 times, last viewed: 2019-09-03 15:06:28 PDT (-0700)
Show Log