Amanita pantherina var. pantherina

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Amanita caesareaAmanita     Genus
Fruiting body having a combination of some of the following characteristics:
Stalk growing out of a cup of cottony tissue called a volva (all white-spored mushrooms with a volva go here)
Cap with scattered patches or flakes of the same sort of tissue as the volva (see second picture), easily peeled off
Annulus (skirt-like ring on stalk)

Amanita muscaria var. muscariaAmanita     Section
All yellow-capped Amanitas can go here
All Amanitas with concentric, toothed rings around the base of stalk definitely go here
No volva; basal bulb sometimes small, often rimmed in one way or another
Universal veil generally leaves remains on cap as small scattered patches

Amanita pantherina var. pantherinaRimmed Bulb Amanitae     SubSection
Basal bulb rimmed by a peronate universal veil, creating an effect that is often compared to a sock rolled down at the top
Cap typically white to greyish brown

Big, Brownish, Rimmed Bulb Amanitae     Stirp
Amanita pantherina var. pantherina
Cap often over 6" across; completely colored some shade of brown or honey-color
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Bulbous Phalloideae     SubSection
Amanita pantherina var. pantherina
No volva
Base of stalk bulbous
Cap brownish or yellowish

Amanita pantherina var. pantherina     (De Candolle: Fries) Secretan

Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.

Amanita pantherina var. pantherina


Microscropic Characters

Amanita pantherina var. pantherina


If recent field guides are a valid poll, this is by far the least common variety of this species, though it is also by far the most well-known