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Cornelis Bas

A broader view on Amanita

Tha Author briefly outlines the state of art in the study of the agaric genus Amanita, comparing the morphological spproach and the most recent molecular techniques.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 9-12.

Rodham E. Tulloss

Amanita — beauty, danger, and diversity — almost everywhere

The distribution and abundance of the species of Amanita in the world is discussed, giving examples of their colours, ecology, morphology, toxicity. Several species are illustrated in colour.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 13-21.

Marco Floriani

The genus Amanita — An invitation to reading

The author summarizes the contents of the articles presented in the special Amanita issue, highlighting the most interesting points for beginners.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 22-37.

David Arora

Fungi in the world — Amanita muscaria — An edible mushroom

In the mountainous Nagano region of central Japan, Amanita muscaria is a popular edible mushroom. The people of this region use it primarily as a food, not as a drug. Outside the Nagano area it is regarded as poisonous, just as it is in Europe and North America.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 38-40.

Rodham E. Tulloss

Notes on methodology for study of Amanita (Agaricales)

The Author describes a protocol for collecting and describing Amanita species, from the field to the lab. Techniques for field work, taking photographs, preparing good macro- and microscopic descriptions are illustrated.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 41-58.

Andrea Brunori

Stories of mushrooms: Amanita vittadinii

The Author discusses the opinions of several authors about Amanita vittadinii and its rarity.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 63-66.

Marco Contu

Essay for a key to the species of Amanita observed in Sardinia

A key to the species of the genus Amanita recorded in Sardinia is given. Two subgenera, 7 sections, 62 species and 30 infraspecific taxa are taken into consideration. Some notes concerning the taxification in Amanita are added.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 67-86.

Salvatore Curreli

The genus Amanita in Eucalyptus plantations in Sardinia

The Amanita species occurring in the artificial windbreaks composed of Eucalyptus in Sardinia are taken into consideration. A. gioiosa, A. muscaria, with its varieties alba and formosa, and A. heterochroma, all of them belonging to section Amanita, are briefly discussed. Coloured illustrations of A. gioiosa, A. heterochroma and of A. muscaria var. alba are given.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 87-96.

Roberto Galli

Two uncommon Amanitas: Amanita gemmata f. amici and Amanita lepiotoides

The Author presents personal collections of two noteworthy submediterranean species Amanita: A. gemmata f. amici and A. lepiotoides. The two species share the same thermophilous environment and, to some extent, the growing period. The Author highlights the macroscopic, microscopic, biological and ecological features of both taxa; he also gives some personal remarks and discusses some images found in literature.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 97-104.

Salvatore La Rocca & Giuseppe Venturella

Amanita gilberti, a new addition for the Sicilian mycoflora

Amanita gilberti, a rare species in Italy, is recorded for the first time from Sicily. Notes on the chorology, ecology and the microscopic characters of the collected specimen are provided.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 105-108.

Lillo La Chiusa

White toxic Amanitas

The Author describes three deadly toxic white taxa in the genus Amanita: Amanita phalloides var. alba, Amanita verna and Amanita virosa: a complete description of each species is given, along with a photograph and a drawing of the microscopic features. A passage from Carlo Vittadini's "Funghi mangerecci" (1835) is reported, in which he describes the tragic death of a woman and two children who had eaten A. verna.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 109-120.

Carmine Lavorato

Amanita gioiosa, widespread in the peculiar Sila environment

The Author describes Amanita gioiosa and discusses its frequent occurrence in the Sila (Calabria, Southern Italy) describing its environment. The macro- and microscopic features of the species are illustrated.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 121-124.

Vincenzo Migliozzi & Mauro Camboni

Amanita eliae and Amanita eliae var. griseovelata stat. nov.: description of collections from Latium

The Authors, on the basis of come collections from Latium (province of Rome), describe Amanita eliae and Amanita eliae var. griseovelata. The latter taxon, until now recorded only in Morocco and France, is illustrated for the first time by a colour photograph.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 125-134.

Pierre Neville, Serge Poumarat & Fabio Aste

A new European Amanita species in sect. Validae: A. erythrocephala

A new European Amanita species of the section Validae, gathered only one time in a Mediterranean mixed wood of Italy near Savona, is described and illustrated under the name A. erythrocephala Neville, Poumarat & Aste, sp. nov. This little species is noteworthy at the same time by its short spores (6–7,5 × 5–6 µm) and by its colours which are the brightest of the section: red orange cap, yellow stalk fading at maturity, cream grey friable universal veil becoming brownish grey for the warts which may to persist upon the cap. The taxonomical position of this Amanita is discussed.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 135-142.

Pierre Neville, Serge Poumarat & Gianni Monterumici

A rare Amanita of sect. Phalloideae, new for Italy: Amanita porrinensis

The Authors present the first Italian record (third locality world-wide) of a rare Amanita, A. porrinensis Freire & Castro ex Castro, belonging in sect. Phalloideae, stirps Virosa; the collection is described and illustrated. Its main characteristics are discussed.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 143-150.

Rodham E. Tulloss & Mido Traverso

Illustrations of a new Amanita species dedicated to dr Cornelis Bas

A new species of Amanita section Amanita will be described formally in an upcoming issue of the journal Mycotaxon. The authors take the opportunity of the present volume to provide color illustration of this species.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 151-153.

Solomon P. Wasser

Annotated checklist of the genera Amanita and Amanitopsis (Agaricales, Basidiomycetes) of Ukraine. Part 1

A check-list of 45 species and infraspecific taxa in the genera Amanita s. str. and Amanitopsis for Ukraine is presented. For esch taxon the Author gives synonyms, distribution, ecology, herbarium specimens and some observations.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 155-161.

Giovanni Zecchin

Two rare Amanitas in Friuli: Amanita friabilis and Amanita lepiotoides

The author describes two remarkable species found in Friuli (north-eastern Italy), Amanita friabilis and A. lepiotoides. Each species is illustrated by colour photographs and line drawings of the microscopic characters.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 163-171.

Emanuele Campo & Enrico Bizio

Alpine Amanitas in Italy: too many names for a single species

The Authors present a study on the species of Amanita, sect. Vaginatae, described for the alpine zone. The characters of the type specimens of A. alpina and A. nivalis are compared; the comparison between the type collections of these two taxa and many others from Scotland and from the Alps showed that there are no significant differences both at macro- and microscopic level, even if a conspicuous variability was observed. In particular, the shape of the spores of the type specimen of A. alpina was found to be globose to subglobose, and not elliptical as stated in the original description. A. alpina is therefore regarded as a later synonym of A. nivalis.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 175-187.

Michele Coccia & Vincenzo Migliozzi

Study on the genus Amanita. 1st contribution. Description of Amanita crassipes, Amanita griseocastanea and Amanita luteovergens

The Authors present a complete description and iconography of three recently described taxa in Amanita, subgen. Vaginaria, collected several times in coastal pine woods of Lazio (Central Italy). The three species (Amanita crassipes, A. griseocastanea and A. luteovergens) are described macro- and microscopically and illustrated by line drawings and colour photographs.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 189-209.

Giovanni Consiglio

Contribution to the knowledge of the macromycetes of Emilia Romagna. XXI. Genus Amanita

Some species belonging to the genus Amanita, sect. Vaginatae, collected in the provinces of Bologna, Modena and Reggio Emilia are described and illustrated by colour photographs: A. vaginata, A. badia, A. spadicea, A. pachyvolvata, A. umbrinolutea, A. battarrae, A. lividopallescens, A. oblongispora, A. dryophila, A. argentea, A. stenospora, A. submembranacea.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 211-232.

Marco Contu

Key to the European species of the genus Amanita, sect. Vaginatae

A key to the species of the genus Amanita, subgen. Amanita, sect. Vaginatae occurring in Europe, considering 40 species, is presented. Two subsections are recognized, viz. Vaginatae, including species with globose basidiospores and Ovigerae stat. nov., including species with ellipsoid to elongate basidiospores. On account of their bulbose stem basis A. sternbergii (= A. friabilis) and A. brunneoconulus are excluded and attributed to section Amanita.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 233-240.

Francis Massart

Amanitas observed in Gironde (France). Part 1. Amanitopsis

The Author presents 20 species of Amanita, subgenus Amanitopsis, observed in the Gironde region (France). Critical notes are given for some of the taxa presented, and many of them are illustrated by colour photographs.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 241-259.

Pierre Neville, Serge Poumarat & André Fraiture

A new European species of Amanita, sect. Vaginatae: A. ochraceomaculata

A new species of Amanita, section Vaginatae, with globose to subglobose spores, frequent under Picea abies, generally on argillaceous calcareous soil, has been gathered in various European countries (Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland). This species, described under the name of Amanita ochraceomaculata Neville, Poumarat & Fraiture sp. nov., is characterised, in addition to its spore shape and its habitat, by its umbonate beige to hazel-brown coloured cap, by its generally pale and slender stalk, and by its universal veil which superficially breaks in polygonal scales with the ochre fawnish coloured centre.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 261-268.

Marcello Rava

Amanita umbrinolutea and Amanita spadicea: two similar species

Amanita umbrinolutea and Amanita spadicea, two similar Amanitas belongin in sect. Vaginatae, serie Vaginatae, are described in detail and illustrated by colour photographs and line drawings.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 269-277.

Rodham E. Tulloss & Andreas Gminder

Amanita lactea: the state of knowledge of a species relatively isolated in section Vaginatae

Recent collections of Amanita lactea have created the opportunity to expand the description of that species beyond data provided in the protologue and by Tulloss (1994). In the present paper, the Authors gather the available information into a more thorough account of the species-with regard to macro- and microscopic characters of the basidiocarp and habitat.

Boll. Gr. micol. G. Bres. (n.s.) 43 (2): 279-285.