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Emerging Amanitas! It has been quite dry and these ‘shrooms are not quite as colourful as I would hope. These were “hatching” by the base of a horse-chestnut tree. Amanita muscaria,Canada,Fall,Fly agaric,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge

Emerging Amanitas!

It has been quite dry and these ‘shrooms are not quite as colourful as I would hope. These were “hatching” by the base of a horse-chestnut tree.

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  1. Wow they look like earthballs/puffballs in this stage. Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, they do. I have a couple more photos that I may post. It seems that this urban habitat is just right for them as it is for the Grey Squirrels that are foraging. Posted one year ago
  2. Cool! I had no idea they would look like this when young. Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, it was interesting to see them like this. After the rain they sprouted very quickly. Posted one year 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 gary fast
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Uploaded Oct 14, 2019. Captured Oct 13, 2019 14:02 in 3807 W 30th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6S 1W9, Canada.
  • DSC-HX80
  • f/3.5
  • 1/100s
  • ISO80
  • 4.1mm