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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 10 years ago

:-)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 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 10 years ago

I thought the same... Pavlovas!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

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

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