Family: Amanitaceae
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Agaricales:> Amanitaceae:> Amanita.
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This mycorrhizal genus contains some of the most poisonous species of fungi found in the world, great care is needed not to mistake these with any other edible species.

The distinguishing characters are white spore print, (usually) with pale gills free from the stem and the presence of a universal veil that often creates a ring on the stem. The cap is normally dry and in many cases have warts or patches on the cap.

Some of New Zealand's amanita's lack a ring and or a well formed cup which can make it difficult to identify.

 
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Genus: Amanita
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Amanita australis
Amanita australis
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria
Amanita pareparina
Amanita pareparina
Amanita phalloides
Amanita phalloides
 
Amanita taiepa
Amanita taiepa
Amanita nothofagi
Amanita nothofagi
Amanita karea
Amanita karea
Amanita nigrescens
Amanita nigrescens
 
Amanita nehuta
Amanita nehuta
Amanita pekeoides
Amanita pekeoides

Amanita species

Amanita species
 
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