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Amanita pantherina   (Panther Amanita)
North America, Europe, Western Asia
Cap 5-10 cm diameter, stem 8-12 cm tall * 1-1.5 cm diameter

Amanita pantherina, also known as the Panther cap or Panther amanita, is a medium to large fleshy agaric with brownish cap, pure white patches, white stem, ring, bulbous base with distinct margin. It grows solitary or in small groups on soil under conifers or in mixed hardwood-conifer forests.

Cap shiny brown or grey-brown with a very finely striate margin, initially domed, later flatten, with densely distributed warts that are pure white to sordid cream, minutely verruculose and easily removable. Gills free, close to crowded, white becoming greyish, truncate. Stem subcylindrical, somewhat narrowing upward, white, becoming slightly tannish in age, stuffed then hollow, finely floccose becoming smooth above the white ring that is initially quite chunky but often becomes thin and floppy in more mature specimens, sometimes with a toothed edge.

Amanita pantherina on the First Nature Web site.
Amanita pantherina on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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