Observation 46139: Amanita nehuta G.S. Ridl.

When: 2010-05-30

Collection location: Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve, Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:14 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand.’ to ‘Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand’


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I like this species…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-06-01 10:31:16 CDT (-0500)

This species is cool. Many people have noticed its similarity to Northern Hemisphere taxa such as A. farinosa and A. farinosa sensu Thiers. And I think I’ve commented here before about the fact that it has decorated (warted) inflated cells in its volva. I think I may have said that it was the only taxon in Amanita with this latter characteristic. If I did, I was wrong about that last point. There is at least one other: A. sinensis a rather large species of sect. Amanita that looks for all the world like a gray-volva’d lepidella. This came up when I was making a review of sect. Amanita looking for morphological clues to its systematics.

Some draft results of this effort, in which I collaborated with Dr. Z.-L. Yang, will be built into the draft systematic structure of the new Amanita Studies site when it appears.


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