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Home Fungi Caps on stems; gills below caps [mushrooms or mushroom-like] Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria

Fly agaric

 

The fruit body is a mushroom with a cap atop a central stem. At maturity the cap is generally red (but may be more orange-red) and usually with numerous white flecks of tissue on the cap surface. Those flecks are remnants of the universal veil (a membrane that enveloped the whole mushroom at the button stage). The veil remnants on the cap may disappear over time. The gills and stem are white. At the bulbous stem base, remnants of the universal veil remain as rings of white scales. This species also has a partial veil (that covers the gills in an immature mushroom) and in a mature mushroom this remains as a skirt-like ring of tissue around the upper part of the stem.

 

Spore print: white.

 

This is an introduced species from the northern hemisphere and in Australia is found mostly near introduced northern hemisphere trees (especially pines, oaks and birches).

 

In Tasmania and New Zealand it has been found growing in native forests, miles away from any introduced trees. While it has evolved and formed mycorrhizas with various northern hemisphere plants it is clear that in Australasia it has been able to adapt to other mycorrhizal partners.

 

It should not be possible to mistake Amanita muscaria for any other species.

 

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Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Carwoola, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by SthTallagandaSurvey Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Sutton, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by Whirlwind Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Ainslie, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by jbromilow50 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Gundaroo, NSW - 21 Jun 2020 by Gunyijan Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 14 Jun 2020 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 2 Jun 2020 by CedricBear Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Mongarlowe River - 31 May 2020 by LisaH Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 May 2020 by Ratcliffe Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Kambah, ACT - 18 May 2020 by HelenCross Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 May 2020 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lower Cotter Catchment - 16 May 2020 by RWPurdie Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 May 2020 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Coree, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Sarah2019 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lower Cotter Catchment - 31 Mar 2020 by SandraH Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 19 Jun 2019 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Fadden Hills Pond - 12 Jun 2019 by RyuCallaway Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Campbell, ACT - 9 Jun 2019 by Campbell2612 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Watson, ACT - 28 May 2019 by KimPullen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Deakin, ACT - 22 May 2019 by 49892 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Bago State Forest - 19 May 2019 by Illilanga Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Kingston, ACT - 15 May 2019 by Nivlek Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 12 May 2019 by HarveyPerkins Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 May 2019 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 23 Apr 2019 by JaneR Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Macquarie, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by Monash21 Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Mongarlowe River - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Mongarlowe River - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Australian National University - 20 Jun 2018 by CorinPennock Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 10 Jun 2018 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 May 2017 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 5 May 2017 by RodDeb Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 29 Apr 2017 by forgebbaboudit Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Fadden Hills Pond - 2 Jul 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Fadden Hills Pond - 25 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Jun 2016 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 11 Jun 2016 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Jun 2016 by jksmits Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Forrest, ACT - 6 Jun 2016 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Bruce Ridge - 5 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 19 May 2016 by JohnBundock Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 16 May 2016 by michaelb Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at City Renewal Authority Area - 16 May 2016 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 12 May 2016 by KenT Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Bago State Forest - 15 Apr 2016 by wombey Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Australian National University - 28 Jun 2015 by TimYiu Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at City Renewal Authority Area - 5 May 2015 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 30 Apr 2015 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 28 Apr 2015 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at City Renewal Authority Area - 17 Apr 2015 by HarveyPerkins Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Calwell, ACT - 31 May 2014 by michaelb Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 8 May 2012 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 17 Apr 2012 by Christine Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Mar 2012 by natureguy Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Chisholm, ACT - 24 Mar 2012 by Roman Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 8 Jun 2010 by Ratcliffe Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 May 2010 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 27 Apr 2010 by Christine
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Carwoola, NSW - 27 Oct 2020 by SthTallagandaSurvey
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Sutton, NSW - 20 Oct 2020 by Whirlwind
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Ainslie, ACT - 24 Jun 2020 by jbromilow50
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Gundaroo, NSW - 21 Jun 2020 by Gunyijan
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 14 Jun 2020 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 2 Jun 2020 by CedricBear
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Mongarlowe River - 31 May 2020 by LisaH
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 May 2020 by Ratcliffe
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Kambah, ACT - 18 May 2020 by HelenCross
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 May 2020 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lower Cotter Catchment - 16 May 2020 by RWPurdie
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 May 2020 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Coree, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Sarah2019
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lower Cotter Catchment - 31 Mar 2020 by SandraH
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 19 Jun 2019 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Fadden Hills Pond - 12 Jun 2019 by RyuCallaway
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Campbell, ACT - 9 Jun 2019 by Campbell2612
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Watson, ACT - 28 May 2019 by KimPullen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Deakin, ACT - 22 May 2019 by 49892
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Bago State Forest - 19 May 2019 by Illilanga
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Kingston, ACT - 15 May 2019 by Nivlek
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 12 May 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 May 2019 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 23 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Macquarie, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by Monash21
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Mongarlowe River - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Mongarlowe River - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Australian National University - 20 Jun 2018 by CorinPennock
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 10 Jun 2018 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 May 2017 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 5 May 2017 by RodDeb
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 29 Apr 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Fadden Hills Pond - 2 Jul 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Fadden Hills Pond - 25 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Jun 2016 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Commonwealth & Kings Parks - 11 Jun 2016 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Red Hill, ACT - 10 Jun 2016 by jksmits
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Forrest, ACT - 6 Jun 2016 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Bruce Ridge - 5 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 19 May 2016 by JohnBundock
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 16 May 2016 by michaelb
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at City Renewal Authority Area - 16 May 2016 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Namadgi National Park - 12 May 2016 by KenT
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Bago State Forest - 15 Apr 2016 by wombey
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Australian National University - 28 Jun 2015 by TimYiu
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 23 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Majura, ACT - 16 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at City Renewal Authority Area - 5 May 2015 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 30 Apr 2015 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 28 Apr 2015 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at City Renewal Authority Area - 17 Apr 2015 by HarveyPerkins
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Calwell, ACT - 31 May 2014 by michaelb
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 8 May 2012 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at National Arboretum Forests - 17 Apr 2012 by Christine
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Wamboin, NSW - 27 Mar 2012 by natureguy
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Chisholm, ACT - 24 Mar 2012 by Roman
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 8 Jun 2010 by Ratcliffe
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 31 May 2010 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) at Lake Burley Griffin West - 27 Apr 2010 by Christine

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