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FungusAmanita farinacea (TBC)

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Unidentified at Suppressed - 23 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 23 Feb 2019
Unidentified at Suppressed - 23 Feb 2019

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We've had similar looking things identified as A. farinacea group (thanks Teresa). I wonder if this is the same as the one Max put up recently from the house yard (still in his unidentified list as Amanita sp). It didn't have all the veil tatters and the gill colour was pinkish, but the unpleasant musty smell was very similar, except these fresher specimens don't have it as strongly. The spore print is a work in progress, but looks like it will be white.

4 comments

   3 Mar 2019
So, the spore print definitely was white (luckily I'd put the cap on a brown paper bag), but I took no photo of it. Sticking your neck out a bit there Teresa - last time I sent you photos of this thing you said A. farinacea group, which is leaving a bit more wiggle room.
Pam wrote:
   4 Mar 2019
A. farinacea has a dry, smooth to vaguely radially fibrillose, not striate, pure white to very pale cream pileus (cap) finely mealy all over, and this is a very important distinguishing feature, once you see this mealyness or even smooth cap you will understand the difference. Maybe a few vague soft scales when very young, at maturity often smooth. The pileus (cap) on the image has definate warty scales. A. farinacea has a bulbous to turbinate base with no velar remains. The image of the imature specimen appears to have creamy remnants of a volva (cup) across it? The stipe for this species is smooth above, mealy below, annulus (ring) white, distinct, fairly small, striate above! So unfortunately ladies I'm sorry but I don't think this is A. farinacea and am not immediately able to give you an answer as it needs time for me to go through the keys and other supporting material and I have a very busy schedule at the moment. As soon as I have time to reseach this more thoroughly I'll get back to you.
   4 Mar 2019
OK, I've unconfirmed it then. Another species like the Boletellus emodensis that looks like an open and shut case from the picture books and turns out to be way more complicated. Rats.
Pam wrote:
   4 Mar 2019
Unfortunately, this is often the case with fungi. I find myself that I'm absolutely certain about a species and then find out down the track that I didn't have all the information available at my finder tips and I have to back track. Hey, but that's what learnings all about - an exciting journey of discovery. Shame about the skinned knees from the trips on the way! And isn't NatureMapr wonderful how it's leading us on that journey of enlightenment!!

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  • 22 Feb 2019 Recorded on
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