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Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam.

8 photos.
The "fly agaric" or "fly Amanita" .  It is unpredictably hallucinatory with the added
benefit of being unpredictably deadly.  It is supposedly edible when prepared properly
Edibility when semi-properly prepared is questionable.









1.  August 8, 2011.  Profile view after expansion
of the cap and stalk.  Soil removed to
expose vulva.

2.  August 8, 2011.  Top view of specimen in
photo 1.  Note the variation in color
across the cap.

3.  August 8, 2011.  Top view of a line of 3 at
an early stage prior to expansion.  Taken
10 feet from the specimen in photo 1

4.  August 8, 2007.  Specimen removed from soil.
Cap has yet to expand.  Vulva just visible at
base of stalk

5.  August 6, 2006.  Specimen fully expanded
and split with age.  Again note color variation
across cap.

6.  August 6, 2006.  Side view of specimen in
photo 5.  Ring which is part of the remains of
the universal veil is visible.

7.  August 6, 2006.  Low-angle view of specimen in
photos 5 and 6 showing the gill structure.

8.  August 2, 2011.  Another partially expanded
specimen.  White material is the partial
remains of the universal veil.

Photos 1-3 and 8 taken in Central
near the Post Office.
65° 34.3' N   144°  48.6
Elev. 950 ft.

Photo 4 taken at 9.5 mile
Portage Creek Road.
65°  25.192' N   144°  48.197
Elev. 1900 ft.

Photos 5-7 taken near the
granite tors along Bottom Dollar Creek
above the confluence with Half Dollar Creek.
65° 25.23' N, 144° 48.43' W
Elev. 1900 ft.