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Amanita pantherina.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Amanite panthčre, Panthercap, Pantherpilz, Párducgaloca
Amanita pantharina field Mushroom
Ref No: 7021
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Amanita pantharina Mushroom
Ref No: 7023
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Ref No: 9760
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Deadly
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem, Bulbous base of stem
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita pantherina (DC. ex Fr.) Secr. Panthercap Amanite panthčre, Pantherpilz, Párducgaloca. Cap 6–10cm across, ochraceous brown, covered with small pure-white warty fragments of the veil, finely striate at the margin. Stem 90–130´10–15mm, white with tattered, pendulous ring which is not striate or grooved, the stem base is bulbous and closely wrapped in the white volva which forms a distinct free rim around the base and one or two belt-like rings just above. Flesh white, becoming hollow in the stem. Taste and smell mild. Gills free, crowded white. Spore print white. Spores broadly ovate, nonamyloid, 8–12 x 6.7–7.5µ. Habitat in coniferous or deciduous woodland especially beech. Season summer to autumn. Uncommon. Poisonous – may be deadly. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 21 June 2010

30/08/2008 Kaszuby Poland
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Vina Simona (Romania) - 07 July 2009

Found it this year
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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 13 April 2009

I think I have the correct species here.
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Tamara Griffiths (Canada) - 14 December 2008

I found this beautiful mushroom on Vancouver Island in my backyard.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 November 2008

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 01 November 2008

This may be A. pantherina var. abietinum, a dark brown variety growing with conifers. Poisonong of A. pantherina is similar to that of A. muscaria.
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