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Amanita umbrinolutea (aff.) (Gillet) Bataille
Sichuan: Xiangcheng Xian. Sichuan-Yunnan border area. North side of Daxue Shan between Zhongdian and Xiangcheng. Mixed Abies-Larix-Picea-Juniperus forest with large Rhododendron and open talus slopes and meadows. 28°35'38"N, 99°50'49"E; 4100-4300 m.
On ground under Salix at 4060 m. Pileus 8-10 cm in diam., convex to applanate, obtusely umbonate, disc blackish to very dark brown, outwards brownish, margin striate (R=17/47, 17/48, 14/44), gray to dark gray, with darker inner end, or not. Lamellae free, grayish, edge brownish. Stipe 11-13 x 1-1.8 cm, covered with (grayish to) brownish squamules. Volva 4-6 x 2-2.5 cm, whitish to grayish, outer surface with rusty spots, inner surface grayish. With slides and line drawings.
Zhu-Liang YANG
2430 24 July 1998

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