Fly agaric (Amanita regalis) photo and description

Fly agaric (Amanita regalis)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Amanitaceae (Amanitaceae)
  • Genus: Amanita (Amanita)
  • Species: Amanita regalis (Amanita muscaria)

Fly agaric (Amanita regalis)


A hat with a diameter of 5-10 (25) cm, at first spherical, with an edge pressed against the leg, all covered with white or yellowish warts, then convex-outstretched and prostrate, sometimes with a raised ribbed edge, with numerous (rarely in small quantities) whitish or yellowish warty flakes (the remains of a common bedspread), on a yellow-ocher, ocher-brown brown background to the middle.

The plates are frequent, wide, free, white, later yellowish.

Spore powder is white.

The leg is 7-12 (20) cm long and 1-2 (3.5) cm in diameter, at first tuberous, later - slender, cylindrical, widened towards the nodule base, covered with a whitish tomentose bloom, brownish-ocher underneath, sometimes with scales below , solid inside, later - hollow. The ring is thin, drooping, smooth or slightly striped, often torn, white with a yellowish or brownish edge. Volvo - adherent, warty, from two or three yellowish rings.

The pulp is fleshy, brittle, white, without a special smell.


Amanita muscaria is distributed from mid-July to late autumn, until November, in coniferous spruce forests and mixed (with spruce), on the soil, singly and in small groups, rarely, more often found in more northern and western regions

Fly agaric (Amanita regalis)


Amanita muscaria - Considered a poisonous mushroom