Amanita muscaria (Amanita muscaria)

Amanita muscaria (Amanita verna ) Amanita muscaria (Amanita verna) Amanita muscaria (Amanita verna)

Fly agaric (Amanita verna)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Amanitaceae (Amanitaceae)
  • Genus: Amanita (Amanita)
  • Species: Amanita verna (Amanita white (Amanita spring))

Other names:

  • Amanita muscaria

  • Spring toadstool

Amanita vernaAmanita muscaria grows in moist coniferous and mixed forests in June – August. The whole mushroom is white.

The cap is 3.5-10 cm in ∅, at first rounded-conical, then half-spread, depressed in the middle or with a tubercle, with a slightly ribbed edge, silky when dried.

The pulp is white, with an unpleasant taste and smell.

The plates are frequent, loose, white or slightly pinkish. Spore powder is white.

Spores are ellipsoidal, smooth.

Leg 7-12 cm long, 0.7-2.5 cm ∅, hollow, cylindrical, tuberous swollen at the base, fibrous, with flaky scales. The volva is loose, cup-shaped, covers the tuberous base of the leg 3-4 cm in height. The ring is wide, silky, slightly striped.

The mushroom is deadly poisonous.

Similarity: with an edible white float, from which it differs by the presence of a ring and an unpleasant odor. It differs from an edible white umbrella in the presence of a volva, a less firm leg (for umbrellas it is hard-fibrous) and an unpleasant odor. It differs from edible volvariella by the presence of a ring, a pure white cap (grayish and sticky in volvariella) and an unpleasant odor

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