Observation 44711: Amanita Pers.

This rather large fungi about 6.5 inches tall and cap about 3.5 inches across was found growing on the forest floor. The bulbous base section was covered with decaying matter. The cap was dry and their was no sign of a veil?. The stem was smoothe and rather thick in comparison to other fungi of similar size. The specimen was mature.


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Without an odor, then probably NOT in subsect. Gymnopodae
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-04-25 17:52:26 CDT (-0400)

The Australian species of this group are reputed to have distinct odors. The gill color could be due to deterioration of the cap. Very interesting shot, tho.


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Hi Rod, Yes, back again for our season. Specimen was mature and cap was deteriorating. I did not cut the stem. There was no real aroma, but decided to load as record shot.

Gill color
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-04-25 11:07:59 CDT (-0400)

Was the gill color ochraceous or is that an effect of aging/decay?

Your description and photo suggest a species in subsection Gymnopodae. Did you notice an odor?

Nice to see one of your amanitas again, Ian.

Very best,


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