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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 Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 18 May 2022 by trevorpreston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 May 2022 by AlisonMilton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 May 2022 by AlisonMilton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Hughes, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Ormaylo Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Amaroo, ACT - 15 May 2022 by RichForshaw Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at McKellar, ACT - 14 May 2022 by Suzanne Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at O'Connor, ACT - 14 May 2022 by 1pepsiman Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Evatt, ACT - 14 May 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Amaroo, ACT - 14 May 2022 by AJB Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by StephenSherlock Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Franklin, ACT - 13 May 2022 by Comet9 Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Greenway, ACT - 13 May 2022 by RodDeb Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Googong, NSW - 13 May 2022 by WHall Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Turner, ACT - 5 May 2022 by LD12 Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Barton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Steve_Bok Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Apr 2022 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Apr 2022 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Apr 2022 by KMcCue Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by sbittinger Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Holt, ACT - 9 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Jun 2021 by ruthkerruish Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Braddon, ACT - 22 Jun 2021 by wombey Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 16 Jun 2021 by tpreston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Goulburn, NSW - 15 Jun 2021 by Rixon Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 14 Jun 2021 by tpreston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Curtin, ACT - 12 Jun 2021 by Tapirlord Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jun 2021 by AlisonMilton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by AniseStar Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Reid, ACT - 18 May 2021 by AndyRussell Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at O'Connor, ACT - 13 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Deakin, ACT - 12 May 2021 by NickJHP Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Budawang, NSW - 9 May 2021 by LyndalT Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Reid, ACT - 6 May 2021 by Rixon Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Turner, ACT - 1 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 30 Apr 2021 by AlisonMilton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Griffith, ACT - 23 Apr 2021 by SRoss Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by WarrenRowland Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by CanberraFungiGroup Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Birdy Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Wendyp5 Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 6 Apr 2021 by SimoneC Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by dwise Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Wollogorang, NSW - 3 Apr 2021 by JaneR Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by SandraH 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 Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Jun 2020 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by CedricBear Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 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 Coree, ACT - 16 May 2020 by RWPurdie Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Sarah2019 Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by SandraH Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 19 Jun 2019 by Alison Milton Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Fadden, ACT - 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 Tumbarumba, NSW - 19 May 2019 by Illilanga Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Kingston, ACT - 15 May 2019 by Nivlek Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 12 May 2019 by HarveyPerkins Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 May 2019 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Hackett, ACT - 23 Apr 2019 by JaneR Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Macquarie, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by Monash21 Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Charleys Forest, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by CorinPennock Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Canberra, ACT - 10 Jun 2018 by AaronClausen Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 May 2017 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 May 2017 by RodDeb Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cathcart, NSW - 1 May 2017 by JanetRussell Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 Apr 2017 by forgebbaboudit Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Fadden, ACT - 2 Jul 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Fadden, ACT - 25 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Jun 2016 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 20 Jun 2016 by Mike Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Parkes, ACT - 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 Lyneham, ACT - 5 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 19 May 2016 by JohnBundock
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 May 2022 by Christine
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 18 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 May 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Hughes, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Ormaylo
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Amaroo, ACT - 15 May 2022 by RichForshaw
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at McKellar, ACT - 14 May 2022 by Suzanne
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at O'Connor, ACT - 14 May 2022 by 1pepsiman
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Evatt, ACT - 14 May 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Amaroo, ACT - 14 May 2022 by AJB
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by StephenSherlock
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Franklin, ACT - 13 May 2022 by Comet9
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Greenway, ACT - 13 May 2022 by RodDeb
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Googong, NSW - 13 May 2022 by WHall
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Turner, ACT - 5 May 2022 by LD12
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Barton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Steve_Bok
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Apr 2022 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Jerrabomberra, ACT - 30 Apr 2022 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by AlisonMilton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 23 Apr 2022 by KMcCue
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Watson, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by sbittinger
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Holt, ACT - 9 Jul 2021 by AlisonMilton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Hughes, ACT - 25 Jun 2021 by ruthkerruish
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Braddon, ACT - 22 Jun 2021 by wombey
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 16 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Goulburn, NSW - 15 Jun 2021 by Rixon
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 14 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Curtin, ACT - 12 Jun 2021 by Tapirlord
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Higgins, ACT - 9 Jun 2021 by AlisonMilton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Watson, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by AniseStar
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Reid, ACT - 18 May 2021 by AndyRussell
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at O'Connor, ACT - 13 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Deakin, ACT - 12 May 2021 by NickJHP
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Budawang, NSW - 9 May 2021 by LyndalT
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Reid, ACT - 6 May 2021 by Rixon
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Turner, ACT - 1 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 30 Apr 2021 by AlisonMilton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by Tapirlord
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 25 Apr 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Griffith, ACT - 23 Apr 2021 by SRoss
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by WarrenRowland
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Apr 2021 by CanberraFungiGroup
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Birdy
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Apr 2021 by Wendyp5
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 6 Apr 2021 by SimoneC
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 5 Apr 2021 by dwise
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Wollogorang, NSW - 3 Apr 2021 by JaneR
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 19 Mar 2021 by SandraH
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 Molonglo Valley, ACT - 14 Jun 2020 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 2 Jun 2020 by CedricBear
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 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 Coree, ACT - 16 May 2020 by RWPurdie
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 May 2020 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 10 May 2020 by Sarah2019
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Coree, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by SandraH
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 19 Jun 2019 by Alison Milton
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Fadden, ACT - 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 Tumbarumba, NSW - 19 May 2019 by Illilanga
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Kingston, ACT - 15 May 2019 by Nivlek
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Yarralumla, ACT - 12 May 2019 by HarveyPerkins
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 May 2019 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 27 Apr 2019 by KMcCue
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Apr 2019 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Hackett, ACT - 23 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 22 Apr 2019 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Macquarie, ACT - 21 Apr 2019 by Monash21
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Mongarlowe, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Charleys Forest, NSW - 14 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by CorinPennock
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Canberra, ACT - 10 Jun 2018 by AaronClausen
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 May 2017 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 May 2017 by RodDeb
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cathcart, NSW - 1 May 2017 by JanetRussell
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 Apr 2017 by forgebbaboudit
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Fadden, ACT - 2 Jul 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Fadden, ACT - 25 Jun 2016 by RyuCallaway
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Jun 2016 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Isaacs, ACT - 20 Jun 2016 by Mike
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Parkes, ACT - 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 Lyneham, ACT - 5 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Cotter River, ACT - 19 May 2016 by JohnBundock

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Species information

  • Amanita muscaria Scientific name
  • Fly Agaric Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 1344.6m Recorded at altitude

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