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Amanita nivalis Greville
Yunnan: Xianggelila (Zhongdian) Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. South side of Zhongdian Daxue Shan. Grazed meadows, Rhododendron thickets, limestone and shale scree slopes and outcropping ledges. 28°34'24"N, 99°48'42"E; 4280-4600 m.
On ground under Rhododendron (only!) at 4300 m. Pileus 4.5-6.5 cm in diam., convex to applanate, sometimes with an indistinct umbo, grayish, covered with pale gray, felty volval remnants. Lamellae free, gray; edge brownish. Context of pileus whitish to grayish. Stipe 4-7 x 0.7-1.2 cm, densely covered with gray squamules. Volva at stipe base 2-3.5 x 1-2 cm, lower part whitish, upper part gray.
Zhu-Liang YANG
2447 25 July 1998

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