Panther Cap Amanita velatipes (G. F. Atk) Dav. T. Jenkins  Synonyms: Panther Amanita.

Description:

Cap: Creamy, whitish often with darker disc; convex to flatter with lined margin in age; smooth (sticky when wet); scattered, whitish, cottony warts easily wash off. Stalk: White; smooth to finely hairy at top, hairy/scaly near base; membranous whitish ring; basal bulb has membranous rings (usually) and collared volva (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary, loose groups on ground most often in coniferous forests, occasionally hardwoods (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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A Panther Cap (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/14/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Panther Cap (gills and upper stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Panther Cap spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2015). Eliptical, smooth; measured 7.5-8.6 x 6.6-8.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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