Amanita pantherina
(The Panther)
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Location: Colorado
Spore Print: White
Edibility: Poisonous
Color: Yellow to Brown

Foothills to Sub-Alpine forest.

Yellow to brown with white spots. Grows out of a volva like all Amanitas. A close relative of Amanita muscaria containing more of the same toxins. Sometimes used for its mind altering effects. This and other Amanitas contain potentially deadly poisonous look-alikes and should never be eaten. There are several pantherina related species in Colorado that are still being studied. It's usually one of the first mushrooms to pop in early summer before other mushrooms come up.

Amanita muscaria

Last Updated:
Jul 20 2021 12:34 PM

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