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Amanita vaginata (aff.) (Bulliard) Lamarck
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 among Polygonum, Potentilla, Cyperus and Berberis, sometimes also with scattered dwarf Rhododendron and Juniperus at 4300 m. Without other trees or shrubs. Pileus 3-5 cm in diam., convex to concave, slightly umbonate, first pale gray, then gray to grayish or pale gray, later almost whitish. Lamellae free, white to grayish, edge grayish. Stipe 5-7 x 0.6-1 cm, whitish, covered with grayish squamules; Volva 2-4 x 1.5-3 cm, both inner and outer surface white, then upper part becoming grayish. With a slide.
Zhu-Liang YANG
2441 25 July 1998
Copyright 1998 YANG Zhu-Liang   [Edit image]   [View original in new window]

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