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Amanita marmorata

subsp myrtacearum

Habitat:

In the banks along the steep road into Waipio Valley on windward Big Island Hawaii.

Notes:

Such a white mushroom! It was interesting to find specimens in all the different stages of development emerging from the earth and then almost dead, within view of each other.

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2 Comments

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

These are deadly poisonous and only a bite of the cap could be fatal to an adult.

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

Thanks, I have researched "Mushrooms of Hawaii" and decided on Amanita marmorata subsp myrtacearum. There are lots of Casuarina trees in this area and it says Amanita marmorata are mycorrhizal with these Australian pines.

KathleenMcEachern
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KathleenMcEachern

Spotted on Nov 24, 2011
Submitted on Mar 11, 2012

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