Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Amanita muscaria
SeasonJune - November
Size3 to 20 cm
CapHemispherical Pointed Sulcate Umbrella-Like
StemRinged Fibrous Hollow Knobbly
Spore DonorAdnate Free Gills Narrow
CapOrange Red White Yellow
FleshOrange White Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Amanita muscaria
|Scientific name||Amanita muscaria|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1783|
|Authors||J.B.A.P. de. Lamarck|
Description of Amanita muscaria
Occurrence and Growth
Amanita muscaria (English: Fly agaric) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on forest soils. Its main season begins in June and ends in November.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Amanita muscaria is poisonous. The mushroom tastes mild and mushroom-like. Its smell can be described as mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Amanita muscaria commonly measures from 3 to 20 cm. The cap is shaped hemispherical, pointed, sulcate, and umbrella-like. The fruit body is bleaching. The stem is ringed, fibrous, hollow, and knobbly. The stem surface is flaky. The spore donor can be described as adnate, free, and gills narrow.
The cap of Amanita muscaria is frequently colored orange, red, white, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often orange, white, and yellow. The gills of Amanita muscaria are regularly colored white. The stem is often colored white and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored white.
Etymology and Classification
Amanita muscaria (Gender: Feminine) was scientifically described by J.B.A.P. de. Lamarck and effectively published in 1783. The name Amanita muscaria is of type combination. Amanita muscaria has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Amanita muscaria is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Amanitaceae, Amanita. For further information, please see J.B.A.P. de. Lamarck (1783, p. 111).
Amanita muscaria is also known for its latin synonyms Venenarius muscarius, Amanitaria muscaria, Amanita chrysoblema, Agaricus muscarius.
Lamarck, J.B.A.P. de. 1783. Encyclopédie Méthodique, Botanique. 1-1:1-344