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FungusAmanita sp.

Amanita sp. at Numbugga, NSW

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Amanita sp. at Numbugga, NSW - 13 Apr 2019
Amanita sp. at Numbugga, NSW - 13 Apr 2019

Identification history

Fungus Amanita sp. 14 Apr 2019 Teresa
Fungus Amanita sp. 13 Apr 2019 MaxCampbell

Author's notes

Cap diameter and stem length about 60 mm. Suggest Amanita punctata. (not in the list). Fuhrer Field Guide photo and description Page 26-27. I didn't know enough to check through the grass for the sack like volva at the stem base.

6 comments

Pam wrote:
   14 Apr 2019
Max is the colour true in the photo - i.e. this nice rich brown or was it more grey? Lovely photo. Yes very important to check the base of the stem (stipe) for swelling and the sack/cup (volva), some even extend down into the soil, known as a rootingb stipe as in Phaeocollybia and Oudemansiella. So these details are important for identification. You can usually do this by gently pulling the leaf litter, grass etc., away from the base of the stem (stipe) without actually removing the fungus from the substrate.
   14 Apr 2019
Hi Pam - I've added a photo which confirms the colour and gives a bit better look down into the grass. Still no sack like volva visible at the stem base, but could be obscured.
Pam wrote:
   14 Apr 2019
Oh well thank you for trying. We'll just stick with Amanita unless Teresa has any other ideas!
Teresa wrote:
   14 Apr 2019
No Amanita sp. is as far as I am prepared to go. Great images, thanks Max. Amanita punctata has been updated to Amanita cheelii on Index Fungorum.
Pam wrote:
   15 Apr 2019
Definitely not A. punctata
Teresa wrote:
   15 Apr 2019
Agree definitely NOT A. cheelii so have left as A. sp.

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Nearby Sightings

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Amanita cheelii, at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Apr 2019 Acanthiza chrysorrhoa at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Apr 2019 Hypocysta metirius at Numbugga, NSW - 13 Apr 2019 Rhipidura rufifrons at Numbugga, NSW - 4 Mar 2019 Austrogomphus ochraceus at Numbugga, NSW - 14 Jan 2019 Rhadinosticta simplex at Numbugga, NSW - 14 Jan 2019 Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Dec 2018 Diphlebia nymphoides at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Dec 2018 Pseudechis porphyriacus at Numbugga, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 Austrogomphus guerini at Numbugga, NSW - 16 Dec 2018 Intellagama lesueurii howitti at Numbugga, NSW - 16 Dec 2018
Amanita cheelii, at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Apr 2019
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Apr 2019
Hypocysta metirius at Numbugga, NSW - 13 Apr 2019
Rhipidura rufifrons at Numbugga, NSW - 4 Mar 2019
Austrogomphus ochraceus at Numbugga, NSW - 14 Jan 2019
Rhadinosticta simplex at Numbugga, NSW - 14 Jan 2019
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Diphlebia nymphoides at Numbugga, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Numbugga, NSW - 16 Dec 2018
Austrogomphus guerini at Numbugga, NSW - 16 Dec 2018
Intellagama lesueurii howitti at Numbugga, NSW - 16 Dec 2018

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.756505-36.578550
  • Altitude 128.1m
  • Places Numbugga, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Apr 2019 11:31 AM Recorded on
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