Fly Agaric

(Amanita muscaria)

Overview
Fly Agaric
Photo by Megan and Rob Szymczak
 

Fly Agaric is a common and widespread genus of gilled mushrooms. It is found in late summer and fall, solitary, scattered, or in groups or rings. It grows on the ground under pine, spruce, fir, aspens, and birch.

 
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

4, 7, 24, 26, 29, 77.

 
  9/21/2018      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Agaricales (common gilled mushrooms and allies)  
  Suborder Pluteineae  
  Family Amanitaceae (Amanita mushrooms and allies)  
  Tribe Amaniteae  
  Genus Amanita (Amanita mushrooms)  
  Subgenus Amanita  
  Section Amanita  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

American Eastern Yellow Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. guessowii)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. alba)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. flavivolvata)

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. muscaria)

Peach-colored Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. persicina)

Yellow-orange Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria var. formosa)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
     
       
 

Common Names

 
  Fly Agaric  
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Fly Agaric    
       
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  Fly Agaric   Fly Agaric
       
  Fly Agaric    
       
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Jay Cooke State Park. On the Silver Creek Trail

  Fly Agaric    
       
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  Fly Agaric    
       
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  Amanita muscaria
Andree Reno Sanborn
 
  Amanita muscaria  

 

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  Fly agaric growing and dying time lapse
Neil Bromhall
 
   
 
About

Published on Dec 17, 2012

Fly agaric and 'Phallus impudicus' fungi filmed by Neil Bromhall for www.rightplants4me.co.uk This Fly agaric 'Aminita muscaria' sequence is material put together filmed over two seasons.

At the end of the sequence a Stink Horn fungi 'Phallus impudicus' grows. It's head smells of rotting flesh to attract flies and other insects. The flies eat the brown spores and fly away, distributing the spores around the forest.

   
       
  Amanita Muscaria Mushroom Documentary ; Hunting , Habitat , Drying , Determination (fly agaric)
PoisonScience
 
   
 
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Published on Oct 13, 2012

Amanita Muscaria Documentary.

   
       
  Amanita Muscaria, Fly Agaric, Santa Claus...what's the connection????
The Awakened Brave!
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 24, 2015

www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTkmzbTILUw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY0D6-JqsvY

There are plenty more so have a look around.

   
       
  Fly Agaric - Mushrooms
Crimsonrose Lilith
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 7, 2011

Amanita Muscaria mushrooms I filmed in an amateur way! Not easy when trying to walk through brambles... Well worth it though.. They are lovely...

   
       

 

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Desiray Lawrence
9/12/2019

Location: Ely, MN

Fly Agaric


Luciearl
9/2/2019

Location: Fairview Twp.

Fly Agaric


Megan and Rob Szymczak
9/19/2018

Location: Jay Cooke State Park

On the Silver Creek Trail

Fly Agaric


Pat Luke and Austin
8/26/2016

Location: St. Croix State Park

Fly Agaric


     
     
 
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Created: 10/9/2016

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