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Amanita cheelii

Amanita punctata

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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Amanita cheelii (Amanita punctata) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Mar 2020 by ClydeRiver Amanita cheelii at Numbaa, NSW - 19 Apr 2019 by Nurjahan
Amanita cheelii (Amanita punctata) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Mar 2020 by ClydeRiver
Amanita cheelii at Numbaa, NSW - 19 Apr 2019 by Nurjahan

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Species information

  • Amanita cheelii Scientific name
  • Amanita punctata Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 45m Recorded at altitude
  • Synonyms

    Amanita punctata

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