Amanita Pantherina

(Family: Amanitaceae)
Panther Cap
Amanita Pantherina
by: klair

Description

Grey-brown, slightly darker at centre.

Pileus (Cap) / Gill:

  • flat Shape: Flat
  • wart Decorations: Wart
  • free Gill attachment: Free
  • No decurrent tooth
  • crowded Gill spacing: Crowded

Buttons are dome-shaped, then convex, becoming flattened with a slightly upturned, distinctly striated, margin. Gills White Crowded and free.

Stem:

  • equal Shape: Equal
  • bulbous Base: Bulbous
  • double Annulus: Double

5-13 cm long, white thickens to bulbous base with distinct volva. Ring present and clearly defined with a double margin.

Habitat

Grows in woods

Coniferous and deciduous woodlands, especially oak and gum.

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References

  • H Levin, M Branch, S Rappoport,D Mitchell (1985), Mushrooms of South Africa, Struik
  • Margo Branch, (2001), First field guide to mushrooms of Southern Africa, Struik