The description is
largely based on the original description (Wood 1997).
The cap of A. crematelloides is up to 40 mm wide,
convex to flat convex, finally plane or a little depressed at the
center, smooth, dry, with a margin striate up to one-third of cap's
radius, pallid cream to pale cream-gray, center sometimes a little deeper colored. Volva
remains on the cap are thin, mealy or granular; and concolorous with the surface or a little
darker; occasionally, there are vague warts over irregular areas.
Gills are free, thin, crowded, pale cream, with a concolorous margin, sometimes slightly
serrate. The short gills are present in at least one series.
The stem is up to 40 × 5 mm, white, smooth, without any trace of a ring. The basal bulb is
small, ovoid, cream-gray, with distinct small, mealy ridge or distinct margin at the top, but no free limb.
The spores measure (6.6-) 7.2 - 9.0 (-9.9) × (6.0-)
6.6 - 8.4 (-9.3) µm and are subglobose to broadly ellipsoid and inamyloid. Clamps are
absent at bases of basidia.
Wood described this species as occurring in sclerophyll forests in the state of New South Wales, Australia. A sclerophyll forest in the Australian bush is a forest of hard-leaved plants including Eucalyptus in the overstory (wikipedia).
This species is similar in macroscopic form, spore size, absence of clamps, and dull grayish tints to the group of species associated with Amanita farinosa Schwein.—R. E. Tulloss and L. Possiel
A. E. Wood. 1997.
Austral. Syst. Bot. 10: 736, fig. 6(a-e).
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