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Amanita xanthocephala

Vermilion grisette at Paddys River, ACT

Amanita xanthocephala at Paddys River, ACT - 25 May 2020
Amanita xanthocephala at Paddys River, ACT - 25 May 2020
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Identification history

Amanita xanthocephala 22 Jun 2020 Heino1
Amanita xanthocephala 25 May 2020 KenT
Amanita muscaria 25 May 2020 SandraH

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User's notes

Along Lyrebird Trail, Tidbinbilla. No exotic trees around

2 comments

KenT wrote:
   25 May 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 small part of a yellowish volva at the base of the stipe where it has been broken off. Based on the leaves in the image the cap size appears to be in the range of 2-3 cm across, a bit too 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.
SandraH wrote:
   25 May 2020
Ok, thanks Ken. Definitely no exotic trees at all in the vicinity

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Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Aug 2022 by TimL
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Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups or Lemon Discos) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by TimL
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Crepidotus sp. (Crepidotus) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jun 2022 by TimL
Trametes sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by TimL
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by TimL
Olearia argophylla (Native Musk) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Polystichum proliferum (Mother Shield Fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Myrmecia pyriformis (A Bull ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by jb2602
Lopidium concinnum (Moss) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by trevorpreston
Fissidens sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by tpreston
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Cladonia sp. (genus) (Cup Lichen) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by TimL
Blechnum nudum (Fishbone Water Fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Xylobolus illudens (Purplish Stereum) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Aug 2021 by RobG1
Geoglossum (Earth tongue) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jul 2021 by RobG1
zz – ascomycetes - apothecial (Cup fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 May 2021 by Detritivore
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Detritivore
Entoloma sp. (Entoloma) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by Detritivore
Fistulina sp. (A Beefsteak fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Mar 2021 by JohnBundock
Pycnoptilus floccosus (Pilotbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by Roger
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Marasmius at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Amanita xanthocephala (Vermilion grisette) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Oudemansiella 'radicata group' (Rooting shank) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2020 by AaronClausen
Corticioid fungi at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Chiloscyphus sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Paddys River, ACT - 16 Jun 2020 by RodDeb
Postia pelliculosa (A wood-rotting bracket fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 29 May 2020 by SandraH
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 May 2020 by SandraH
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 May 2020 by SandraH
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 May 2020 by SandraH
Zacorus carus (Wingia group moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 10 Dec 2019 by Marthijn
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Sep 2018 by BIrdsinCanberra
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Leucosarcia melanoleuca (Wonga Pigeon) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017 by JohnBundock
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 May 2015 by Detritivore
Pteridium esculentum (Bracken) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Nov 2014 by galah681
Blechnum minus (Soft Water Fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Nov 2014 by galah681

Location information

Species information

  • Amanita xanthocephala Scientific name
  • Vermilion grisette Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 25 May 2020 09:50 AM Recorded on
  • SandraH Recorded by
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