Amanita xanthocephala

Vermilion grisette at Hawker, ACT

Amanita xanthocephala at Hawker, ACT - 24 Apr 2020
Amanita xanthocephala at Hawker, ACT - 24 Apr 2020
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Identification history

Amanita xanthocephala 22 Jun 2020 Heino1
Amanita xanthocephala 26 Apr 2020 KenT
Amanita muscaria 25 Apr 2020 AlisonMilton

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The cap seemed to have been knocked off, perhaps by a passing kangaroo. Off-track and kangaroo tracks nearby.

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KenT wrote:
   26 Apr 2020
The veil remnants on the cap do not appear to have the typical warty appearance of those for Amanita muscaria, I can't see any evidence of any form of annulus on the stipe and the second image appears to show a yellowish volva at the base of the stipe. Based on the leaves in the image the cap size appears to be in the range of 3-5 cm across, a bit small for Amanita muscaria. There appear to be no evidence of exotic conifers in the area based on the google image and while there are some reports of Amanita muscaria invading Australian native forests I've not seen that occurring in the ACT. Based on the above I suspect this is more likely to be Amanita xanthocephala.
AlisonMilton wrote:
   26 Apr 2020
Thanks Ken

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  • 24 Apr 2020 09:10 AM Recorded on
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