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Fly Agaric  (Amanita muscaria) Amanita muscaria is everyone's favorite mushroom but not to be trifled with. Found in Australia only under exotic trees   including pines and deciduous species, oak in this case.   Amanita muscaria,Australia,Fly agaric,Geotagged,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

Amanita muscaria is everyone's favorite mushroom but not to be trifled with. Found in Australia only under exotic trees including pines and deciduous species, oak in this case.

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  1. A true classic :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. Aren't they awesome!
      It makes me expect to see a faerie or some other tiny fantasy being.
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. I have to say that this specimen is in insanely good shape, at its very peak. Indeed it reminds me of old children books. Posted 4 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 Martin Lagerwey
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By Martin Lagerwey

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Uploaded May 24, 2016. Captured Feb 6, 2011 05:08 in 63 Princes Way, Drouin VIC 3818, Australia.
  • FinePix S2950
  • f/3.1
  • 1/79s
  • ISO200
  • 5mm