Fly Agaric

(Amanita muscaria)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Fly Agaric

NatureServe

not listed

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Common and widespread

Season

Late summer and fall

Habitat/Hosts

Solitary, scattered, or in groups or rings. On the ground under pine, spruce, fir, aspens, and birch.

   
   
    Photo by Megan and Rob Szymczak
 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

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

 
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Taxonomy

Division:

Basidiomycota (club fungi)

 

Subdivision:

Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)

 

Class:

Agaricomycetes (mushroom-forming fungi)

 

Subclass:

Agaricomycetidae

 

Order:

Agaricales (gill mushrooms)

 

Family:

Amanitaceae (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)

 
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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
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  Amanita muscaria  

 

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  Fly agaric growing and dying time lapse
Neil Bromhall
 
   
 
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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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