This text is derived from the original
description of Amanita lanigera. The
fruiting bodies of Amanita lanigera
The cap is 60 – 90 mm wide, plano-convex to
planar, white with brownish tinge. The
volva is present as fluffy to powdery,
white, brownish to brown remnants. The
cap’s margin is non- or slightly striate
and has material hanging from its
edge. The flesh is white.
The gills are free, crowded, and white,
but become grayish, gray-brown, brownish
to brown when dried. The short gills are
truncate and plentiful.
The stem is 110 – 140 × 10 – 15 mm, nearly cylindrical
or narrowing upwards, white with
brown tinge, and is covered with fluffy,
white, brownish to brown squamules. &nsbp;The
stem lacks a basal bulb. At the stem's
base, the volva is saccate,
30 – 40 × 40 – 60 mm, membranous, it's outer surface
is white to brownish, and it's inner surface is
brownish to brown. The ring hangs from a
region 30 – 40 mm below the stem's top and
is fluffy, white and fugacious.
The odor and taste were not recorded for the present species.
The spores measure 10.0 – 12.0 × 7.0 – 8.5 µm
and are mostly ellipsoid, sometimes
elongate and amyloid. There are no clamps
at the bases of basidia.
Amanita lanigera is described from Yunnan
Province, China. It occurs in pine
or mixed forests with Fagaceae and
Pinaceae.—Yang-Yang Cui and Rachel Warner