Amanita cheelii (D.A. Reid) PM Kirk 2013
Basidiomycota – Gilled fungus Family: Amanitaceae
Cap: Hemispherical initially, then convex to plane then finally slightly reflexed, smooth, dry with striations at the margin; pallid grey to mouse grey or sometimes greyish brown; with flat whitish grey felty patches.
Gills: White, thin, crowded with distinctive grey margins.
Stem: long, up to 17 cm and thin, to 1 cm; pale grey-cream with plentiful fine short hairs often in tiny groups that look like dots (punctate); no ring (annulus); large saccate volva at base of stem, shades of grey.
Spores: White in deposit, globose
Habitat: A variety of habitats including forests, woodlands and heath.
Substrate: Soil and litter Mycorrhizal..
Habit: Usually one sometimes two.
Comments: A distinctive species characterised by the coloured margins of the gills. No ring and a large saccate volva.
Used to be known as Amanita punctata
Reference material: After A.E. Wood, 1997, Studies in the genus Amanita (Agaricales) in Australia
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