Notes:
Under Monterey Pines.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:09 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, Ca’ to ‘Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California, USA’

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: brown-capped, warted amanita with a close cup for a volva. very similar to our “gemmata” except for the color.

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I took a peak at ret’s key
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-28 11:52:14 CST (-0500)

here:
http://pluto.njcc.com/~ret/amanita/key.dir/pnwcakey.pdf

Our european panther can be darker, but the cap colour is within the ordinary variation, so this one looks close enough.
I guess time will tell if they really are the same.

your panthers are a lot darker than ours, Irene!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-02-28 10:57:41 CST (-0500)

but we also do seem to have pantherinoides here in Central CA…two collections have been documented for the Pt. Reyes Mycoblitz’. Here’s a link to one of the collections, now deposited at UC Berkeley.

http://mushroomobserver.org/6938?search_seq=361354

Not gemmata
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-28 10:27:30 CST (-0500)

but strong affinity with Amanita pantherina, maybe pantherinoides?