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Mustafa Rustom
Mustafa Rustom 5 years ago

Amanita Muscaria has a bright red cap with white warts, while the mushroom in the photo has a yellow/orange cap and warts. This might be a muscaria var. or even a different species that is found in honduras.

Ralf Batravil A
Ralf Batravil A 6 years ago

Good research. All to know about this mushroom.

The fly agaric is a remarkable mushroom in many respects; these are its bearing, history, chemical components and the poisoning that it provokes when consumed. The ‘pantherina’ poisoning syndrome is characterized by central nervous system dysfunction. The main species responsible are Amanita muscaria and A. pantherina (Amanitaceae); however, some other species of the genus have been suspected for similar actions. Ibotenic acid and muscimol are the active components, and probably, some other substances detected in the latter species participate in the psychotropic effects. The use of the mushroom started in ancient times and is connected with mysticism. Current knowledge on the chemistry, toxicology, and biology relating to this mushroom is reviewed, together with distinctive features concerning this unique species.
Didier MICHELOT and Leda Maria MELENDEZ-HOWELL (2003). Amanita muscaria: chemistry, biology, toxicology, and ethnomycology. Mycological Research, 107, pp 131-146. doi:10.1017/S0953756203007305.

Ralf Batravil A
Ralf Batravil A 6 years ago

With its bright red, sometimes dinner plate-sized caps, Amanita muscaria is one of the most striking of all mushrooms. The white warts that adorn the cap, white gills, well developed ring and distinctive volva of concentric rings separate the Fly Agaric from all other red mushrooms. There are several color varieties of A. muscaria in the U.S. ranging from red to orange, yellow and white, but only two occur commonly in the Bay Area, Amanita muscaria var. muscaria with a red cap and white warts, and A. muscaria var. flavivolvata, with a red cap and yellowish warts. Photo at top is variety flavivolvata.

AlexisSDDubon 6 years ago

Nombre común es matamoscas, su nombre cientifico Amanita muscaria, por lo general son de color rojos pero con la humedad estos van adquiriendo un color amarillento.


Mafer Parrales
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Mafer Parrales

Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras

Spotted on Jun 28, 2015
Submitted on Jul 24, 2015

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