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Fly agaric

Amanita muscaria

Description:

While driving through the coniferous forest of plateau Retord (Jura range), I spotted a colony of these on road shoulders, growing in shade. The biggest one (pic N° 1 to 3) was about 15 cm tall and slightly over 15 cm across the hat; bright red above, and covered in white warts - remnants of the white veil enveloping the carpophore when young (Pic N° 4 - the "egg" about to break free). The rest of the carpophore is white, (gills, stipe, and ring); and the base of the stipe is bulbous (pic N° 5).

Habitat:

Edges of coniferous forest, road shoulders, on a plateau in Jura mountain range, about 1000m of altitude.

Notes:

Toxic mushroom to avoid when foraging - however, some uses of it are recorded and explained in Wikipedia article (link provided in reference section).

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Haut Valromey, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.11, Long: 5.72

Spotted on Oct 27, 2019
Submitted on Oct 28, 2019

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