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Amanita Muscaria (fly agaric) Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita.  This one in its very early stages pushing through the earth before it opens its cap. Amanita Muscaria,Amanita muscaria,Fall,Fly agaric,Geotagged,United Kingdom,fly agaric,fungus,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Amanita Muscaria (fly agaric)

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a mushroom and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. This one in its very early stages pushing through the earth before it opens its cap.

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  1. A beautiful early capture! I once heard those white "dots" aren't very well attached and can simply drift away from slightly heavy rain. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thanks...yeah it was great to see one so fresh...the red wa very pale compared to when it has fully formed. Posted 5 years ago
      1. This post has a cool video below it that explains the growth stages:
        Fly Agraric in Heeswijk-Dinther Such a classic autumn scene. This one looks a little bit beat up. Note that the famous white "dots" are very fragile, they are not part of the texture of the fungi itself, they are remains of the "casing" it had when it was still below the ground. As such, some rain can wash away the dots. On this photo, you can see how many have been drifted away to the edges.<br />
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Time-lapse video (not by me):<br />
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM-3RzYV4k0 Amanita muscaria,Europe,Fly agaric,Heeswijk,Macro,Netherlands,autumn
        Posted 5 years ago
        1. Thanks for that...I love time lapse and that was very interesting to watch. The cap on that one was so much redder than the one in my pic. I guess they vary in size and colour depending on certain conditions. Posted 5 years ago
  2. Great perspective and image! :) Posted 5 years ago

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Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric, is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the southern hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by garrylomasphotography
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Uploaded Apr 1, 2015. Captured Nov 1, 2014 13:56 in Peak District National Park, Derwent Lane, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AQ, UK.
  • Canon EOS 550D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 31mm