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The most well known type of fly agaric, the toadstool (shown here), is considered a poisonous mushroom. Although deaths from the fly agaric rarely occur, certain cultures will boil them, removing the toxins, and then eat them as a delicacy. They also hold psychoactive properties, most used and revered religiously by Siberian peoples.
Symbiont of deciduous and coniferous trees. Most associated with the Norther Hemisphere, they were accidentally introduced into the Southern Hemisphere as well.
These photos are not photoshopped. All photos ©Joshua Asel