Amanita pyramidifera Family: Amanitaceae
Basidiomycota - gilled fungus
Cap: to 10 cm, convex at first, then flatter and finally plane, white to dirty white covered with large abundant conical warts, a little flatter towards margin, sometimes falling off with age.
Gills: Free, thin, white to pale cream, crowded
Stem: Long - to 16 cm, narrow (1-2 cm), firm, narrower towards gills, base bulbous, white to slightly off-white, occasionally a little deeper, with scattered scales and ridges, or fibrillose areas on the upper portion, pyramidal warts when immature.
Spores: White in deposit, ellipsoid, smooth amyloid.
Habitat: Wet and dry eucalypt forests, woodlands and parklands.
Habit: Solitary and groups
Comments: One of a number of buff, whitish Amanita species with prominent conical warts. The distinctive feature of this species is it has no persistent ring (annulus) and ellipsoid spores..
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