Observation 65046: Amanita luteolovelata D.A. Reid

When: 2011-04-03

Collection location: Little Hartley, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Lucy (lucya)

Specimen available

near eucalyptus


Proposed Names

45% (3)
Recognized by sight: Base of the stem
90% (2)
Used references: See MO 55597. R.
Based on chemical features

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thanks for validating my original instincts here, Rod!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2019-01-07 10:00:40 PST (-0800)

waaaay back in 2011.

This collections was sequenced at several loci for the “5,000 Agaricales”…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-01-07 07:16:08 PST (-0800)

giant tree project. This project is about to have the core results and the giant tree published here: Nature Ecology & Evolution.


Lucy, your material is consistently producing the same nrLSU sequence…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2019-01-07 07:13:11 PST (-0800)

indicating that we were correcting in thinking that the various morphologies we saw were due to the cap drying or other environmental influences. You supplied me with a lot of photographs and sequence-able collections that are really creating a good picture of this species morhologically and genetically. Another great job that you have done.

My very best to you. Hats off!


some more evidence for luteolovelata
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2011-07-01 19:51:20 PDT (-0700)

Cristina examined a specimen from this collection today and measured 20 spores. The measurements are a fairly good match to those from Reid’s original description (which I’d guess contained some immature spores). We posted our partial results for this collection on the technical tab at this URL:



I tried to find a match for this on Rod Tulloss’ website…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-04-04 09:32:44 PDT (-0700)

the closest that I could come was this amanita:

However, the habitat is wrong, and it doesn’t mention the yellow underside of the pv (a rather obvious character). And sadly, no photo there.

It is a good match for your amanita cap color and the gray, farinose uv on the cap.

No specific ID yet, but it’s a very cool amanita! Try and dry some if you can…

Hi Debbie,
By: Lucy (lucya)
2011-04-04 00:07:58 PDT (-0700)

It must be. There were no amanitas before a couple of weeks ago and now they seem to be everywhere. It’s great!

well Lucy
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-04-03 20:41:37 PDT (-0700)

I don’t know if we can tell you what this is…
but we can sure tell you that it’s out!

looks like all three validae amanitas of OZ may be collections of the same species.

is your season just starting there? boletes and amanitas are a classic (and much beloved) early season phenomenon.

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