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 confuse 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, has warts or patches on it.

Some of New Zealand's Amanita's lack a ring and or a well-formed cup, which can make it difficult to identify. In recent years, a number of introduced species have been found in New Zealand. 

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

Amanita species
   
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Genus: Saproamanita
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Amanita nigrescens
Saproamanita sp.
 
   
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