Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Amanitaceae
Species: Amanita muscaria var. muscaria (L.) Lam.
Synonyms: Agaricus adnatus
Agaricus gemmatus
Agaricus muscarius
Agaricus nobilis
Agaricus puellus
Amanita adnata
Amanita circinnata
Amanita gemmata
Amanita gemmata var. exannulata
Amanita junquillea var. exannulata
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria ? puella
Amanita muscaria minor
Amanita muscaria var. puella
Amanitopsis adnata
Amanitopsis gemmata
Common Name: Fly Agaric


An ectomycorrhizal species
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Amanita muscaria var. muscariaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula pendula (92)
Pinus sylvestris (18)
Betula (14)
Fagus sylvatica (10)
Abies procera (8)
Picea sitchensis (5)
Picea abies (4)
Quercus (3)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (3)
Abies alba (3)
Ilex aquifolium (2)
Larix (2)
Nothofagus (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Pinus (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (22)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (16)
Woodland: mixed (16)
Other artificial habitats (8)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland (3)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (3)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: coniferous (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (60)
Soil Grassy (21)
Soil Leaves (11)
Soil Mossy (8)
Soil Needle (7)
Grass (1)
Leaf Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (11)
March (1)
July (2)
August (2)
September (40)
October (59)
November (44)
December (1)