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The following material is from the protolog of
the present taxon.
protolog: [112/4/2] (7.5-)
8.0 – 9.5 (-11.0) × (6.0-) 7.0 – 8.5 (-9.0) μm,
(L' = 8.8 μm; W' = 7.5 μm;
Q = (1.0-) 1.10 – 1.28
(-1.58); Q' = 1.17), hyaline, colorless, smooth,
thin-walled, amyloid, subglobose to braodly ellipsoid,
infrequently globose or ellipsoid; apiculus
sublateral and cylindric in fig. 4 of
protolog; contents not described; color in
deposit not recorded.
protolog: At 1250 - 2050 m elev. On the ground in
plantations of Eucalyptus and that tree with
Acacia (including A. mearnsii).
MURAVYA PROV.—Bugarama, 9.i.2011
J.Degreef 653 (paratype, BR).
WESTERN PROV.—Bweyeye, buffer zone
Nyungwe forest [02°36.79' S/ 29°14.01' E, ca.
2040 m], 20.x.2014 J. Degreef 1257 (paratype, BR),
16.iv.2015 J. Degreef 1257 (paratype, BR),
[02°36.62' S/ 29°14.04' E, ca. 2050 m],
16.iv.2015 J.Degreef 1304 (holotype, BR).
DISTR.—South Pare Mtns., Mpepera
[1600 m], 5.xii.1990 T. Saarimäaut;ki et al.
591 (paratype, H).
This species contains genes for amatoxins, but it is
widely eaten (in some regions) to no ill effect.
The authors of the
species conclude that while the genes are present, for
some reason, they are not expressed.
—R. E. Tulloss
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