Observation 45322: Amanita xanthocephala (Berk.) D.A. Reid & Hilton

When: 2010-05-08

Collection location: Boolara, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: karode13

No specimen available

Growing in native forest under Eucalyptus.



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That would be wonderful!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-05-13 02:20:06 UTC (+0000)

I’m not sure that whether you know I’m working on rebuilding a website that tries to cover the Amanitaceae worldwide. I’m always interested in good quality photographs that are backed by dried vouchers. The current version of the site does give some coverage to A. xanthocephala. You can find the site at:


The new site is still under pre-release development.

Very best,


Thanks for your comments Rob!
By: karode13
2010-05-13 01:41:44 UTC (+0000)

It was just on dusk while taking these images, they were under forest litter and I had to use the flash unfortunatly. Herbarium specimens can be supplied, I will be out there again next week so will collect a few if they’re still around. I will get in touch with you when I do have some.

Nice specimens. Watch the glare!
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-05-12 13:55:29 UTC (+0000)

The highlights are a bit too high in the images, although it is very clear what the characteristics are of the specimen photographed. The transition of the orange-red volva to yellow is clearly illustrated in the set of photographs. The exannulate stem and the position of the volval material at the stem base (top of the bulb) is also very clearly depicted. The same is true of the bulb’s shape. I would be interested in obtaining a herbarium specimen should that prove possible in the future.

Thanks for posting.


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