Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria Amanita xanthocephala Cruentomycena viscidocruenta Cyptotrama aspratum Marasmius cylindraceocampanulatus Mycena austrororida Mycena epipterygia Mycena interrupta Mycena lazulina Mycena roseoflava
distribution map
Source: ALA

Warburton, Jun 2014

Monbulk, Apr 2009

Kallista, Apr 2006
Common Name"Fly Agaric" or "Fly Amanita"
Genus/SpeciesAmanita muscaria (L.) Lam. (1783)
Abundance &
Common from Sydney to west of Melbourne and in Tasmania.
HabitatFound in a variety of native and exotic forests including parks and gardens.
SubstrateOn ground amonst leaf litter.
DescriptionLarge, distinctive mushroom with bright red cap usually covered with many warty spots. Gills and stem are white and has a "skirt" at the top of the stem. This is an exotic species in Australia and most often encountered around introduced trees, such as pine plantations.
Similar SpeciesSuperficially similar to Amanita xanthocephala, which is smaller, has less prominent spots and lacks the skirt/ring.

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