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FungusAmanita sp.

 

 

 

 

The fruit body is a mushroom with a cap on a central stem. Caps and stems vary greatly in size and colour. The gills are white in almost all species (some have pale pink, yellowish or green gills).

 

The gills are free (none reach the stem). Around the top of the stem there is a circular furrow, as in this photo of another genus: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/fungi/images-captions/agaricus-sp-0037.html.

 

Few genera have free gills so it is a very informative feature.

 

Warning: When a mushroom starts drying, in those species without free gills the gills may tear away from the stem and appear free. Always be suspicious when you think you’ve seen free gills. Check carefully for signs of tearing, especially if the cap shows any signs of the wrinkling that comes with drying.

 

A partial veil that covers the gills in an immature mushroom may be present, the remnant left as a weak or well-developed ring of tissue around the stem of a mature mushroom.

 

All species have a universal veil (a membrane that envelopes the button stage). Traces may be left on the cap as random warts or patches or at the stem base as a volva. At one extreme, a volva is a well-developed cup around the base; at the other just a ring of tissue or scales around the base. Very few genera have a volva, so it is highly informative but often it is largely buried.

 

Spore print: white.

 

The mushrooms appear on the ground, near trees, in a many habitats.

 

Look-alikes

 

Most species of Lepiota s.l., Macrolepiota and Chlorophyllum have free, white gills and white spores and all have a partial veil but lack the universal veil. These lepiotoid mushrooms usually have scaly caps, with the scales often of a colour different to that of the underlying flesh. The scales are not randomly scattered but are densely packed near the centre of the cap (giving a solid patch of colour there) and sparser and sparser as you move outward. Often this gives the appearance of concentric rings of scales.

 

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Amanita sp. at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018 Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 6 Mar 2018 Amanita sp. at ANBG - 12 Jan 2018 Amanita sp. at National Arboretum Forests - 20 May 2017 Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2017 Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Amanita sp. at Bungendore, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 Amanita sp. at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Mar 2017 Amanita sp. at Farrer Ridge - 7 Oct 2016 Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016 Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2016 Amanita sp. at Burrinjuck Nature Reserve - 28 Sep 2016 Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016 Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016 Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016 Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 13 May 2016 Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2016 Amanita sp. at Stranger Pond - 7 Feb 2016 Amanita sp. at Lake Tuggeranong - 26 Apr 2015 Amanita sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Mar 2015
Amanita sp. at The Pinnacle - 17 Dec 2018
Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 6 Mar 2018
Amanita sp. at ANBG - 12 Jan 2018
Amanita sp. at National Arboretum Forests - 20 May 2017
Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2017
Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Amanita sp. at Bungendore, NSW - 26 Mar 2017
Amanita sp. at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Mar 2017
Amanita sp. at Farrer Ridge - 7 Oct 2016
Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 4 Oct 2016
Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 3 Oct 2016
Amanita sp. at Burrinjuck Nature Reserve - 28 Sep 2016
Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016
Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016
Amanita sp. at Wanniassa Hill - 18 Sep 2016
Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 13 May 2016
Amanita sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2016
Amanita sp. at Stranger Pond - 7 Feb 2016
Amanita sp. at Lake Tuggeranong - 26 Apr 2015
Amanita sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Mar 2015

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Species Information

  • Amanita sp. Scientific name
  • Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 374.5m to 774.88m Recorded at altitude

Amanita sp. locations

Amanita sp. has been recorded at:

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