Amanita porphyria photo and description

Amanita porphyria

  • 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 porphyria (Amanita porphyry)


Fly agaric

Amanita porphyryAmanita muscaria or Amanita porphyria ( lat.Amanita porphyria ) is a mushroom of the genus Amanita (lat.Amanita) of the Amanitovy family (lat.Amanitaceae).

Amanita porphyry grows in coniferous, especially pine forests. Occurs in single specimens from July to October.

Hat up to 8 cm in ∅, first convex , then open , greyish brown,

brown-gray with a bluish-violet tinge, with or without filmy bedspread flakes.

The pulp is white , with a pungent unpleasant odor.

The plates are loose or poorly adherent, frequent, thin, white. Spore powder is white. The spores are rounded.

Leg up to 10 cm long, 1 cm ∅, hollow, sometimes swollen at the base, with a white or gray ring, white with a grayish tinge. The vagina is adherent, with free edges, at first white, then darkening.

The mushroom is poisonous , has an unpleasant taste and smell, and therefore is inedible.