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Panther Amanita

Amanita pantherina var. velatipes

Description:

Something had started to eat this but the poison may have deterred them. Cap 7-18cm across, convex becoming flatter with a lined margin; creamy to whitish yellowish, darker in the center; smooth, sticky when moist, with virtually concentric rings of thin, flattened, cottony warts of whitish volval material. Gills free, close; white. Stem 80-200 x 8-20mm, hollow or stuffed and tapering slightly toward the top; white; smooth or finely hairy on the upper section, becoming strongly hairy and scaly toward the base; the white ring, which is above the middle of the stem, is often inverted and has a thickish, irregular edge that flares upward, then collapses and droops; the white oval-shaped basal bulb often has membranous woolly limbs with whitish cottony patches around its apex and the lower stem, and the volva sheaths the base of the stem like a stocking.

Notes:

Poisonous possibly deadly.

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JC_Forester
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JC_Forester

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2013
Submitted on Jul 21, 2013

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