When: 2011-09-16

Collection location: La foresta del Cansiglio, Cansiglio, Italy [Click for map]

Who: James Baker (cepecity)

No specimen available

This mushroom was found adjacent to a spruce forest.


This mushroom was found on a foray that Italian mycologist, Silvano Pizzardo organized with Ennio Giusti and Albert Casiero. Local area mycologists,Anna Maria Marini and Monticello Otto, identified this mushroom as Amanita battarrae in the field. After the foray the ID was confirmed by Silvano Pizz...
The base of the single mushroom above where it broke off.

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Because of thecolors on the cap,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2012-03-01 09:52:07 CST (-0500)

this can’t be A. battarrae which is dominantly grayish according to the description of Battarra on which the name A. battarrae is based. The species with reddish brown and sordid brownish yellow zones (independent of the order of the zones from the center outward) is A. umbrinolutea. Some of these pictures may not be the same species. There is not much in the way of zones on the caps in the last picture

There is information on both species (although, I wish we had more) here:


In the original publication of A. battarrae, the description says very little, but simply points to an illustration and accompanying Latin text of Battarra. Battarra’s book did not follow Linnean nomenclature. Even though some of the names appear binomial, they were “phrase names.”

Sorry I can’t go into this further we are dealing with a computer problem of rather large magnitude. I hope the above links will help.

Very best,