Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Basidiomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Pluteaceae
Species: Amanita muscaria (L.) Hook.
Synonyms: Agaricus nobilis
Agaricus puellus
Amanita muscaria var. formosa
Amanita muscaria var. puella
Common Name: Fly Agaric
An ectomycorrhizal species
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Amanita muscariaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Abies alba (1)
Abies procera (1)
Betula (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Ilex aquifolium (1)
Larix (1)
Nothofagus (1)
Picea abies (1)
Picea sitchensis (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (1)
Quercus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (20)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (16)
Woodland: mixed (16)
Other artificial habitats (8)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (8)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (4)
Woodland (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (2)
Woodland: coniferous (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
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:
Grass (1)
Soil (1)
Soil bare (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Soil Mossy (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
July (1)
August (1)
September (36)
October (56)
November (41)