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Amanita muscaria

Yellow-Orange Fly Agaric

Family Amanitaceae


Poisonous
Orange-red to yellow cap with white to pinkish buff patches. Stalk has ring and is with rows of cottony patches.

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Description

Cap: 5-15cm (2-6") wide. Convex to flat. Slightly radially lined margin. Tacky when wet, smooth with loose cottony patches. Yellow, deep orange, or red orange.

Gills: White. Free or nearly attached. Crowded, broad to narrow.

 

Cap (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Cap


Gills (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Gills


Stalk: 5-15cm (2-6") long. 0.5-3cm (1/4- 1 1/4") thick. Can have an enlarged below to slightly rooting basal bulb. Fibrous, cottony, or scaly. White, buff or yellow-orange.

Veils: Yellow to tan universal veil leaving patches on cap and concentric bands on lower stalk or rim at tip of bulb.

Spore print: White.

 

Habitat and Range

On the ground under spruce, pine, eastern hemlock, birch, poplar and oak. Widespread, most common in east.

Season

Late June-November.

Adult and Young Mushrooms (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Adult and Young Mushrooms

 

Veil and Stalk (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA)
Veil and Stalk

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