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Amanita

Amanita Muscaria

Description:

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric (pronounced /ˈæɡərɪk/) or fly Amanita (pronounced /ˌæməˈnaɪtə/), is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species. It associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees. The quintessential toadstool, it is a large white-gilled, white-spotted, usually deep red mushroom, one of the most recognizable and widely encountered in popular culture. Several subspecies, with differing cap colour, have been recognised to date, including the brown regalis (considered a separate species), the yellow-orange flavivolvata, guessowii, and formosa, and the pinkish persicina. Genetic studies published in 2006 and 2008 show several sharply delineated clades which may represent separate species.(Wikipedia)

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4 Comments

isscarr
isscarr 10 years ago

Buenas fotos!

@Isabela Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Me alegra que te haya gustado.
Saludos desde Chile

Muchas gracias por tu comentario. Me alegra que te haya gustado.
Saludos desde Chile

Isabela
Isabela 11 years ago

Que serie más bonita. Me encantaría ver una Amanita muscari.

Valdivia, XIV Región de Los Ríos, Chile

Spotted on Apr 30, 2010
Submitted on Mar 1, 2011

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