An exciting find, this visually striking mushroom is not overly common. Poisonous, as with some other Amanita species it is often portrayed as deadly in field guides.
|Common Names||Panther Cap|
|Scientific Name||Amanita pantherina|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||13|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Convex, flattening a bit with age. Dark brown to slightly red brown covered in thick white scales or ‘warts’ left from the veil of the volva.
The skirt does not have the striations or lines that the Blusher or Excelsa have and is smooth although in the photo the skirt is a bit dry and wrinkled but still striation free.
White. Broadly ovate. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.