Amanita Battarra

Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae) Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae) Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae)

Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Amanitaceae (Amanitaceae)
  • Genus: Amanita (Amanita)
  • Species: Amanita battarrae (Amanita Battarrae)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Battarra's float
  • Float umber yellow

Synonyms:

  • Battarra's float
  • Float umber yellow

Umber yellow float (Amanita battarrae)

External description

The fruiting body of Battarra's float is represented by a cap and a leg. The shape of the cap in young mushrooms is ovoid, and in ripening fruiting bodies it becomes bell-shaped, open, convex. Its edges are ribbed, uneven. The cap itself is thin, not too fleshy, characterized by a grayish-brown or yellowish-olive color, with the edges of the cap being lighter in comparison with the color of the middle of the cap. There are no villi on the surface of the cap, it is bare, but often contains the remains of a common blanket.

The hymenophore of the described fungus is represented by a lamellar type, and the plates of the umber-yellow float are white in color, but with a darkish edge.

The leg of the mushroom is yellow-brown in color, 10-15 cm long and 0.8-2 cm in diameter. The leg is covered with scales located obliquely. The entire leg is covered with a gray protective film. The spores of the described fungus are smooth to the touch, characterized by an elliptical shape and the absence of any color. Their sizes are 13-1510-14 microns.

Season and habitat of the fungus

You can meet Battarra's float from mid-summer until the second half of autumn (July-October). It is at this time that the fruiting of this type of mushroom is activated. The fungus prefers to grow in forests of mixed and coniferous types, in the middle of spruce forests, mainly on acidic soils.

Edibility

The Battarra float belongs to the category of conditionally edible mushrooms.

Similar types and differences from them

Battarra's float is very similar to a mushroom from the same family called the gray float (Amanita vaginata). The latter is also edible, but it differs in the whitish color of the plates, all surfaces of the stem and base of the mushroom are white.

Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae) Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae) Fly agaric (Amanita battarrae)

Photo of the mushroom Amanita Battarra from the questions in recognition:

Amanita battarrae - Amanita Battarrae 2018.12.24

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