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Amanita muscaria

Amanita muscaria

Description:

One of the most iconic and distinctive of all fungi, these little babies are just about to burst open to build a large, bright red cap with the crusty remains of a fragmented veil. These are about 40mm wide and 50mm above ground level.

Habitat:

Under pine In a hilltop nature reserve which contains a mixture of introduced and endemic tree species.

Notes:

A psychoactive basidiomycete fungus and the quintessential toadstool at maturity. I was drawn to the symmetry of the fragments left as the cap expands.
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae

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4 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

:-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Cup cakes and pavlovas. It's no wonder people ask "Can you eat that mushroom". Sure. Knock yourself out!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I thought the same... Pavlovas!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Excellent! Looks like a tasty little meringue. Beautiful photos of these little babies :)

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 27, 2014
Submitted on Apr 27, 2014

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