When: 2012-02-09

Collection location: Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Travis (Travis)

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By: Travis (Travis)
2012-02-09 20:11:06 CST (-0600)

I saw this mushroom as I was walking through the Cape Byron State Conservation Park, I have tried to update the map so it shows the exact spot where it was growing, in case anyone wishes to refind it. I would not know how to collect a proper sample of it myself, I just saw it and took a photograph to try and identify it later, as it was so unusual.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-02-09 11:55:16 CST (-0600)

Do you have any portion of this cool mushroom? …it is for science!

A medieval battle mace….
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-02-09 11:41:56 CST (-0600)

dungeons and dragons…

The warts lifting off the cap is something that I’ve not seen in ravenelii and would be unusual in the stirps because the warts have hyphae radiating in all directions from their bases…like lines tying down a tent in preparation for a strong wind.

Tim, I’ll try to follow up on your thought in Wood’s monograph.

Travis, it says on this page that there is no dried specimen. Is this correct?

Sorry, this has to be brief. I’ve been totally snowed under with work for the last several weeks and just heard I can expect another large piece of work to descend on me in the very near future.

Very best,


Very cool
By: TimmiT
2012-02-08 23:58:53 CST (-0600)

Maybe one of the species that Wood grouped in stirps Ravenelii (centred around Amanita pyramidifera)? It’s probably too immature to identify though. Hopefully Rod sees it.

Square A. cokeri! Hey Ret!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-02-08 13:33:10 CST (-0600)
very cool square cap!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-02-08 10:45:47 CST (-0600)