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Fly Agaric

Posted by
Richard Irwin (Belper, United Kingdom) on 27 September 2010 in Plant & Nature.

In the woods near where I live

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


27 Sep 2010 12:14pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I'm sorry but these are not fly agarics mushrooms. Fly agaric (amanita muscaria) is a red mushroom, a toxic one.
These are Caesar's Mushroom (amanita caesarea), is an orange mushroom, highly prized.
However, if you don't know a mushroom, it is best not to eat it.

27 Sep 2010 2:35pm

@El pare: I wouldn't like to go to a mushroom eating party you organise.... I can assure you that these are Fly Agaric's, maybe you should adjust the colours on your monitor. Also, please note the white flecks on the surface, the position and size of the vulva, the shape of the cap (this is Fly Agaric). Caesers Mushroom (which doesn't grow in my part of the UK anyway) has a very pronounced (rounded vulva), is bright orange, and lacks the white flecks. If you were to eat the mushrooms in my photo, you would poison yourself.