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Amanita sp.

Amanita 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.

 

About Amanita

 

The stated aim of http://www.amanitaceae.org/ is “a monographic level treatment of the Amanitaceae with facts and data accessible to persons of multiple levels of interest and expertise”.  It deals with Amanitaceae worldwide, drawing information from numerous publications. The species’ descriptions are useful and are summaries of the more detailed descriptions originally published in botanical or mycological journals.  

 

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Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Burra, NSW - 15 May 2022 by AlisonMilton Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Nanima, NSW - 1 May 2022 by AlisonMilton Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2022 by TimL Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cooma, NSW - 8 Apr 2022 by mahargiani Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cooma, NSW - 1 Apr 2022 by mahargiani Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2022 by trevorpreston Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Kambah, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Paul4K Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 18 Jan 2022 by Paul4K Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 29 Dec 2021 by Paul4K Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 7 Nov 2021 by Paul4K Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by tpreston Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Lake George, NSW - 7 Apr 2021 by AndyRussell Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by drakes Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Holt, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by tpreston Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cook, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by drakes Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Holt, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by Eland Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Holt, ACT - 16 Feb 2021 by tpreston Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at O'Connor, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by ConBoekel Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Latham, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by tpreston Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Budawang, NSW - 2 Jan 2021 by LisaH Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by AndyRussell Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Crace, ACT - 10 Oct 2020 by Dibble Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 31 May 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Aranda, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Apr 2020 by SandraH Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 22 Apr 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Garran, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by ruthkerruish Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 15 Apr 2020 by LisaH Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 15 Apr 2020 by LisaH Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by JoeG Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by JoeG Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Bruce, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by DerekC Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by sangio7 Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by RWPurdie Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Point 11 - 4 Apr 2020 by JoeG Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Carwoola, NSW - 3 Apr 2020 by Zoed Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by AaronClausen Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Symonston, ACT - 23 Mar 2020 by SandraH Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2020 by KL Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hawker, ACT - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cotter River, ACT - 6 Mar 2018 by Judith Roach Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2018 by Alison Milton Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 20 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cotter River, ACT - 19 Apr 2017 by KenT Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Bungendore, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 by yellowboxwoodland Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Mar 2017 by NathanaelC Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Farrer Ridge - 6 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Fadden, ACT - 3 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Fadden, ACT - 2 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Burrinjuck, NSW - 28 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Feb 2016 by KenT Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Bonython, ACT - 7 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Greenway, ACT - 26 Apr 2015 by michaelb Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Mar 2015 by Christine
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Burra, NSW - 15 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Nanima, NSW - 1 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cooma, NSW - 8 Apr 2022 by mahargiani
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cooma, NSW - 1 Apr 2022 by mahargiani
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2022 by trevorpreston
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Kambah, ACT - 5 Mar 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Paul4K
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 18 Jan 2022 by Paul4K
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 29 Dec 2021 by Paul4K
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Boro, NSW - 7 Nov 2021 by Paul4K
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Stromlo, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by tpreston
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Lake George, NSW - 7 Apr 2021 by AndyRussell
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cook, ACT - 1 Apr 2021 by drakes
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Holt, ACT - 28 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cook, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by drakes
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Holt, ACT - 23 Feb 2021 by Eland
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Holt, ACT - 16 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at O'Connor, ACT - 13 Feb 2021 by ConBoekel
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Latham, ACT - 10 Feb 2021 by tpreston
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Budawang, NSW - 2 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at O'Connor, ACT - 18 Oct 2020 by AndyRussell
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Crace, ACT - 10 Oct 2020 by Dibble
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 3 Jun 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 31 May 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Aranda, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Tammy
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hughes, ACT - 6 May 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Apr 2020 by SandraH
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 22 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Garran, ACT - 18 Apr 2020 by ruthkerruish
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 15 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 15 Apr 2020 by LisaH
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by JoeG
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by JoeG
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Bruce, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by DerekC
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 9 Apr 2020 by sangio7
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Carwoola, NSW - 6 Apr 2020 by Zoed
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Aranda, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by RWPurdie
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 4 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Point 11 - 4 Apr 2020 by JoeG
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Carwoola, NSW - 3 Apr 2020 by Zoed
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 2 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Deakin, ACT - 1 Apr 2020 by JackyF
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Denman Prospect, ACT - 30 Mar 2020 by AaronClausen
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Symonston, ACT - 23 Mar 2020 by SandraH
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Mar 2020 by KL
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Acton, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hackett, ACT - 12 Mar 2020 by Alison Milton
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Hawker, ACT - 17 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cotter River, ACT - 6 Mar 2018 by Judith Roach
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2018 by Alison Milton
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 20 May 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Cotter River, ACT - 19 Apr 2017 by KenT
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Bungendore, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 by yellowboxwoodland
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Mar 2017 by NathanaelC
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Farrer Ridge - 6 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Fadden, ACT - 3 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Fadden, ACT - 2 Oct 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Burrinjuck, NSW - 28 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Wanniassa Hill - 17 Sep 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Feb 2016 by KenT
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Bonython, ACT - 7 Feb 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Feb 2016 by HarveyPerkins
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Greenway, ACT - 26 Apr 2015 by michaelb
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Mar 2015 by Christine
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