Observation 49437: Amanita flavipes group

When: 2010-08-01

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

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17% (2)
Recognized by sight: smooth, slightly rooting bulb with bits of yellow universal veil material.
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I agree on the sectional placement…in the Validae
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-08-01 15:11:11 CDT (-0400)

I have written an article that included something very like this mushroom from Himachal Pradesh. I believe that this amanita belongs in the Amanita flavipes “group.” I am compelled to say “group” because, in recent years, evidence came from Dr. Yang’s lab that there are several distinguishable entities that have all been going under the name A. flavipes. No names for such entities have been published to my knowledge…so far.


Hi Alok!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-01 13:16:41 CDT (-0400)

Looks like it’s amanita season in your part of India!

Section validae includes the reddening species, so check the bulb for red staining, esp. after bruising, cutting or age.

Your specimen looks a LOT like our Amanita franchetii sensu Thiers from California, but I can’t quite believe that it’s the exact same mushroom in India.

The iodine on spores technique can also help to separate this species out…section Validea WILL turn blue in iodine solution.