Amanita pantherina

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Amanita pantherina

17 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Panther Cap

Cap

Convex, then flattened, initially covered with white veil remants forming a regular pattern of spots, margin lined, brown, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Broad, close, free, white

Stem

Equal or tapered, with a thin ring, surface above the ring smooth, and a bulbous base usually with a gap between the stem and the bulb, white

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Faint

Taste

Do not taste

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods, favouring oak and beech

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal, smooth (8-12) x (6.5-7.5) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

Take care not to confuse with A. excelsa and A. rubescens