Identification: Brown mushroom with white dots

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  1. David Wong

    David Wong Active Member

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    I found this beautiful mushroom on Mayne Island on Jun 6, 2022, and has not been able to identify it. It is like an Amanita muscaria, but with a different colour. Please help.

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  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi David, have a look at Amanita pantherina 'Panthercap'

     
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    You are right on! Thank you Derek.
    I thought it might be a toadstool species, but I had never seen this colour.
    It is a good find for me, as it is not common in North America (probably having been transplanted accidentally from Europe or Asia).
    And it is poisonous.
    Much appreciated.
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lovely Amanita pantherinoides (native to this region)
     
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    Thank you for the additional information. I further searched the subject, and am happy to know it is native to this region. My previous source was incorrect.

    Amanita pantherinoides - a distinct, apparently endemic version of the European Amanita pantherina.
     
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