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Squamanita schreieri Imbach

Cap 40-100 mm in diameter; rounded when young, later hemisphaerical to conical; in maturity convex with broad and low umbo and shaggy margin; yellow with distinst golden to rusty-yellow fibrillose appressed scales and yellow fibrillose veil remnants at margin of young carpophores; tough, fleshy, skin dry.

Gills 3-5 mm broad; shortly decurrent, whitish to cream.

Stem 50-120 × 12-25 mm, basal part 18-45 mm thick; cylindrical, broadening towards the base; pale rto golden yellow; upper part finely grooved, bearing hairy remnants of the yellow veil; lower part  with golden to rusty yellow shaggy remnants of the veil.

Context white; smell and taste mild.

Spore print white.

Spores 5-6,25 × 3,75-4,5 µm; broadly ellipsoid to ovoid; smooth; hyaline; wit one big to numerous small oil drops.

Ecology: Parasite growing on Amanita strobiliformis and A. echinocephala; very rare.

Edibility: Inedible.


Podunajská rovina Lowland, Bratislava-Petržalka, "Zrkadlový háj", deciduous flood palin forest (Tilia, Quercus), on carpophores of Amanita, alt. 135 m, 24 June 2007, leg., det. and photo J. Červenka, herb. BRA CR9147.