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Amanita Pantherina

   (Family: Amanitaceae)
   
Common name: Panther Cap EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Deadly
Size: 50 - 100 mm
Colour:
Grayish or grayish brown (fuscous)
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Spore colour:
White
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: not distinctive
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
Grey-brown, slightly darker at centre.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: flat
Pileus (Cap) decorations: wart
Gill attachment: free
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Buttons are dome-shaped, then convex, becoming flattened with a slightly upturned, distinctly striated, margin.
Gills White Crowded and free.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: bulbous
Annulus: double
 
  Stem info: EDIT
  5-13 cm long, white thickens to bulbous base with distinct volva. Ring present and clearly defined with a double margin.
 
 
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
Coniferous and deciduous woodlands, especially oak and gum.
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References

 
  • H Levin, M Branch, S Rappoport,D Mitchell (1985), Mushrooms of South Africa, Struik  
  • Margo Branch, (2001), First field guide to mushrooms of Southern Africa, Struik  
 
 

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