The following text is derived from
the original description of Amanita veldiei.
The cap of A. veldiei is 40 - 60 mm wide,
convex to planar, white, shiny, with an
margin and with a sterile extension beyond
the end of the gills. Thick, whitish
warts are present, thicker and more
conspicuous towards the center passing into
cob-webby fibrils towards the margin.
The gills are dirty cream and very narrow at both ends.
The stem is 125 - 130 × 6 - 11 mm (width measured at
top of stem), narrowing slightly
upward, white, smooth above a well-formed ring, below
the ring the
stem is covered with white floccose-fibrillose
warts, most prominent towards the base. The
top of the bulb
is covered with white, fibrillose volval
remnants. The bulb is up to 22
mm wide, spindle-shaped, and somewhat
rooting. The ring is on the upper
part of the stem and is membranous, skirt-like,
The spores measure 12 - 15 × 7 - 8 µm and are amyloid and
elongate. Clamps are absent at bases of basidia.
Amanita veldiei was
originally described from South Africa. Unfortunately, the name is invalid
as published, due to uncertainty as to which of two
herbaria named in the paper is the location of the holotype. We have not been
able to discover if the omission has been corrected.
The original authors assigned this species to
Bas' stirps Hesleri.
They express some concern over the fact that the warts of Amanita
hesleri Bas are very dark colored, however, differences in volva
color are not uncommon in closely related species in section
Lepidella.—R. E. Tulloss and L. Possiel
D. A. Reid & Eicker ex Redhead. (2016) Index
≡D. A. Reid & Eicker nom. inval.1991.
Mycol. Res. 95: 93, figs. 35-37, 44.
[Herbarium preserving holotype not unambiguously
designated. ICBN §37.5]
name in Latin genetive, "Veldie's" or
"of Veldie"—honoring Dr. Johannes Veldie Van
K 15592; isotype, PRUM 2721, lost to insect damage as
of 2012 (Prof. A. E. van Wyk, Curator, pers.
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The following data are derived from the protolog of
the present species.
protolog: 40 - 60 mm wide, white, shallowly convex to applanate,
shiny; context not described; margin
sterile and extending beyond lamellae; universal
veil as thick whitish warts, thicker and more
conspicuous over disc becoming cobwebby fibrils over
protolog: "dirty cream,
[Note: Mode of attachment to stipe, distance
between lamellae, and presence and form
of lamellulae not recorded.—ed.]
protolog: 125 - 130 ×
6 - 11 mm [length includes
smooth above partial veil, below ornamented with
white floccose-fibrillose warts (more prominent
toward stipe base); bulb fusiform-radicating,
up to 22 mm wide; context not described;
partial veil apical, membranous, spreading,
veilas fibrilose material around stipe base
(appearing to have longitudinal orientation in
protolog: On pileus:
elements anticlinally oriented; filamentous hyphae
not described; inflated cells barrel-shaped to
fusiform, up to 52 μm wide, thin-walled, in readily
vascular hyphae not described; clamps lacking
from protolog: Under oak
"tentatively ... determined as
from protolog: SOUTH
AFRICA: GAUTENG—SE of Pretoria,
Bapsfontein, 27.ii.1989 Veldie & Martmarí
Greuning s.n. (holotype, K 15592, as
"A. veldisii," name changed at publication;
isotype, PRUM 2721, lost to insect damage as of
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