Observation 166459: Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam.

When: 2013-08-12

Collection location: Karkaraly National Park, Karaganda District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

49.467° 75.466° 640m

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Amanita Muscaria var. muscaria (L. ex Fr.) Hook . Amanitaceae, Agaricales.
(Мухомор красный = Fly Agaric).

Cap: 6-20cm convex up to flattened, sometimes slightly sunken; color is red up to orange; old margins becoming radial lined and orange-yellow; white patches usually concentrically arranged and pyramidal when young. Cap surface is smooth and some tacky in wet weather; young cap has remains of cotton. Gills are free or slightly attached, close, broad; color from white up to weak yellowish-white when old. Stalk: 6-15cm long, white up to dull cream; 1.5-3cm thick, slightly enlarging down with rounded basal bulb with rows of cottony patches as rims; stalk sometimes hollow with edging. Partial veil is white and collapsing, leaving pendant ring at upper part of stalk. Spore print is white. Edibility: poisonous (I was asked to obtain it as a medicine from cancer).
Habitat: scattered to abundant in pine-tree forest. July – October.

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