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Poisonous fungi

Fly agaric

Amanita muscaria – Fly agaric

From muscarius (lat) = fly-related.
Common name = (eng) Fly Agaric or Fly Mushroom.

CAP: 6 to 20 cm in diameter, round to convex, then spread out, shiny or not very viscose, rather straight edge, covered with numerous white warts that can disappear with rain. Bright red, orangey-red in colour, they sometimes turn golden-yellow in the rain.

GILLS: Tight, with gills, pot-bellied, free, white, sometimes yellowish.

STEM: 10-20 x 1-3 cm, easily separable, white, smooth, thicker at the base by a round bulb make up by concentric circles, cottony, wide ring, hanging, white or with a yellowish border.

FLESH: White, orangey under the cuticle, with no noticeable flavour or flavour.

HABITAT: Summer and autumn in conifer and deciduous forests. Very common.

EDIBILITY: Poisonous.

OBSERVATIONS: During rainy periods, it is dangerous to confuse it with A.casesarea (kuletro), which is rarer and which has yellow gills and stem. It is probably the most typical toadstools and the one that usually appears in cartoons, etc…


Text and pictures: Plácido Iglesias.

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