Amanita liquii

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Amanita liquii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. liquii
Binomial name
Amanita liquii
Yang Weiß & Oberwinkler, 2004
Amanita liquii
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is free
stipe has a volva
spore print is white
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: unknown

Amanita liquii, also known as the Dark-faced Ringless Amanita, is a species of agaric found associated with firs and pines in southwestern China up to an altitude of 4000 m. It fruits from July to September.

This large and robust agaric (cap diameter up to 14 cm, stem length up to 17 cm) is distinguishable by its very dark, sometimes almost black, overall colour. The scientific name is taken from the Chinese hero Li Kui (sometimes spelled Li Qui), who had a dark face.

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