Observation 132797: Amanita Pers.

When: 2013-05-01

Collection location: Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Robert Siegel (fungusmanbob)

No specimen available

growing in a fairy ring around a tree


Proposed Names

81% (1)
Recognized by sight: looks like amanita muscaria except that the cap is a dead golden color
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: not sure what you have in S. Africa. Did you dig any up? the volvas (universal veil remnants at the base of the stipe) are very different between the two species: muscaria has concentric rings, pantherina types have a close cup. there is a brown-capped, former variety of muscaria called A. regalis that looks like this, but it would have concentric rings like a muscaria, and is not known to occur in the S. Hemisphere.

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dig one up
By: Robert Siegel (fungusmanbob)
2013-05-01 15:03:44 CDT (-0500)

well it is night time, so I will go back tomorrow.
In the meantime, I am posting another picture but the base is not too clear.

Hey Bob…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-01 14:47:20 CDT (-0500)

dig one up and photograph it again, if you can.

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