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Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria

Common Name: Fly Agaric


Substrate: Ground

Location: Conifer Forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: White 


I have heard tales of this red version of Amanita muscaria being found east of the Mississippi (in Indiana specifically), but I have not seen it with my own eyes. The most common form of Amanita muscaria in the east has a orange-yellow cap surface.

All forms of this mushroom should have patches on the cap (remnants of a universal veil), and a bulb at the base that usually has 3 concentric rings of material just above the bulb. 


Amanita parcivolvata has yellow gills and no ring on the stem. Amanita muscaria var. guessowii has an orange-yellow cap.


Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria

8/16/12 - Lizard Head Trail - Telluride, CO