Panthercap.

Panthercap -Amanita pantherina.

Quite a rare to find in Britain, the Panthercap They are more common in southern Europe. Its close resemblance to the edible blusher mushroom has caused many a forager to accidentally ingest a panther cap. It causes hallucinations and sickness, and in some cases may be fatal. location New Forest.

I am not a fungi expert and fungi it is particularly challenging when it comes to identifying fungi as they come in a huge variety of species and sub-species. In the UK, we have about 4500 species of fungi. About 200 are edible, 50 poisonous and the rest are inedible or tasteless.

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