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.
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