When: 2009-04-05

Collection location: Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)

No specimen available

Growing under redwoods/firs at edge of trail. Solitary.


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Used references: Draft Keys to Species of Amanita Occurring in
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Thanks Debbie and Darv
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-04-05 10:01:00 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for your help with this one. The panthers in the east bay are so much paler in general. I grabbed a quick pic. of this as I was hiking with family- so not a lot of time to examine it in as much detail as I needed. Interestingly there were other panthers in more open brighter areas of Mendocino and they looked like what I am used to seeing. Mushrooms in general were okay, not astonishing. It is so beautiful there. I found Calypso orchids in the redwoods near Boonville.

beautiful example of a very dark panther (well, not as dark as the european forms!)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-05 09:47:34 PDT (-0700)

franchetii can have a similar brown cap color, but the veil remnants are yellow, not white, and the volva at the stem base will never form a close cup like your panther. but as long as you didn’t eat it, no worries! we all make ID mistakes, and when you make a public mistake, then we all get to learn along with you!

ps how was the mushrooming in Mendocino generally?