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Amanita nivalis Greville
Yunnan: Zhongdian (Xianggelila) 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 4-7.5 cm in diam., convex to concave, indistinctly umbonate at disc, pale brown with grayish tinge. Lamellae free, gray; edge brownish. Context of pileus dirty white to grayish white. Stipe 6-8 x 1-1.5 cm, densely covered with brown to brownish squamules. Volva at stipe base 2.5-4 x 1.5-2.5 cm; outer surface dirty white, upper part grayish, with rusty spots; inner surface gray. With slides.
Z. L. Yang
2449 25 July 1998

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