Fly agaric bright yellow (Amanita gemmata) photo and description

Fly agaric (Amanita gemmata)

  • 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 gemmata (Amanita bright yellow)


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Fly agaric bright yellow

Amanita muscaria (Latin Amanita gemmata ) is a mushroom of the Amanitaceae family.

The season is late spring - autumn.

The cap is smooth , ocher-yellow, dry, 4-10 cm in ∅. In young mushrooms it is convex , in ripe ones it becomes flat . The edges of the cap are grooved.

The pulp is white or yellowish, with a faint radish odor. The plates are loose, frequent, soft, pale at first; older mushrooms may have light buffy.

The stem is elongated, fragile, whitish or yellowish in color, 6-10 cm in height, 0.5-1.5 cm with a ring; as the mushroom matures, the ring disappears. The surface of the leg is smooth, sometimes pubescent.

Remains of bedspreads: the ring is filmy, quickly disappears, leaving an indistinct mark on the leg; Volvo is short, inconspicuous, in the form of narrow rings on the swelling of the leg; on the skin of the cap there are usually white flaky plates.

White spore powder, spores 10 × 7.5 μm, broadly elliptical.

Shows varying degrees of toxicity depending on the place of growth. In terms of symptoms of poisoning, it is similar to the panther fly agaric.