Observation 202402: Amanita pantherina sensu auct. amer.
When: 2015-04-04
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Two perfect Amanita pantherina found beneath Douglas fir, early Spring fruiting. This area supports a nice 2nd growth stand of Douglas fir, Western red cedar and Alder that are very conducive with Panther’s, A.aprica, Geastrum saccatum, Gliophorus psittacina, and Fuligo septica activity-especially in Spring.

F lot at TESC is a playground/classroom every day of the year for those interested in extra curricular activities while on campus.

Elevation: sea level.

Temp: mid 50’s.

This species is listed as toxic and shall remain so for eternity in all guidebooks… For good reason… To those interested in bioassaying these for recreation- DO NOT-unless a professional shamen or guide introduced the idea for spiritual purposes. Even then, they are dangerous and unpredictable. Read(for more information) British author Andy Letcher’s fantastic book “Shroom” or Daniel Pinchbeck’s “Breaking open the head” before ever even considering this as a path for enlightenment or “escape”. You will only confront the things you are looking to forget.

Dr. Rod Tulloss (a regular contributor to Mushroom observer) is a worldwide authority on Amanita’s and should be considered the modern day shamen to consult on the subject of Amanitacae. A true informational gem- he has led me to question every mushroom I come across as a possible new derivation or evolution of a species I think I know by heart… Even one’s I take for granted as “common.” Sometimes they are “not so common” upon further inspection.

Thank you to Dr. T for always peeking my interest with not only Amanita, but all species.

Species Lists

Images

515111
IMG_0341.JPG
515112
IMG_0342.jpg
515113
IMG_0343.jpg
Note:skirt like vulva,tight connection to stem, white flocking(easily removed) on cap, cottony textured stem apex(ridged), odor-pleasant,cold.
515114
IMG_0344.JPG
515115
IMG_0356.JPG
515116
IMG_0357.jpg
Skirtlike, cottony vulva.
515117
IMG_0358.jpg
515118
IMG_0359.JPG

Proposed Names

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
No one has commented yet.

Created: 2015-04-07 14:48:43 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2015-04-07 16:33:47 CDT (-0400)
Viewed: 85 times, last viewed: 2016-11-21 16:11:17 CST (-0500)
Show Log