Panther Cap

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

Poisonous, said to be deadly as with some other Amanita species. Not overly common.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Panther Cap
Scientific Name Amanita pantherina
Season Start Jul
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 13
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

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.

Gills

Gills white, free of the stem, quite crowded.

Stem

White and shaggy under the skirt, smoother above.

Skirt

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.

Volva

Has a definite volva with a ‘gutter’ running around the top edge.

Flesh

White, sometimes hollow in the stem.

Habitat

Most types of woodland, particularly beech.

Spore Print

White. Broadly ovate. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.

Frequency

Not common.

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