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? Death Cap

? Amanita phalloides

Description:

The biggest of these mushrooms had a cap about 25mm wide. The cap felt moist (not sticky) was white with pale greeny-brown flecks. The mushroom looked like it was made of marble. Stipe was scaly with perhaps a slight bulge at teh base ( ? volva) . I could not see a distinct frill.

Habitat:

growing in grass under eucalyptus tree. damp eucalyptus forest.

Notes:

There were only two of these mushrooms so did not disturb them. Unfortunately I did not get to see the underside. Thanks to pouihi for assitance with a possible ID. It is possible that this is a death cap. If so, it is extremely toxic and has been responsible for recent deaths here in Australia. http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amani... These mushrooms are seen all over south-eastern Australia.

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1 Comment

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Thanks for looking at this pouihi- I don't remember seeing a volva. It was a striking-looking creamy mushroom with scaly stipe. It's apity I did not take more and better shots of this mushroom - I had to fight leeches to get to it...the leeches won obviously !

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 25, 2012

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