Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Amanitaceae
Species: Amanita muscaria var. muscaria (L.) Pers.
Synonyms: Agaricus muscarius
Agaricus nobilis
Agaricus puellus
Amanita circinnata
Amanita muscaria
Amanita muscaria ? puella
Amanita muscaria minor
Amanita muscaria minor
Amanita muscaria ? puella
Common Name: Fly Agaric


An ectomycorrhizal species
Click on the dots to get a species list for the 10km square that it represents.

View this data on the NBN Gateway What does this mean?

This distribution map was produced using DMap
Amanita muscaria var. muscariaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

Photographer:  Roy Anderson Photographer:  Mark Wright Photographer:  Stuart Dunlop Photographer:  David Mitchel Photographer:  David Mitchel Photographer:  David Mitchel Photographer:  David Mitchel Photographer:  David Mitchel
Have you a photograph, digital or otherwise that you would like to provide for this page? Or would you like to use this photograph? If so, please e-mail David Mitchel at the address given on the home page.

Or search Google Images for this species
View this species in its UK context on the BMS Database
Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Betula pendula (92)
Pinus sylvestris (13)
Betula (12)
Fagus sylvatica (10)
Abies procera (6)
Picea sitchensis (5)
Picea abies (4)
Pseudotsuga menziesii (3)
Quercus (3)
Abies alba (3)
Ilex aquifolium (2)
Larix (2)
Pinus contorta (1)
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Cedrus libani (1)
Nothofagus (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 (7)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland (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 (51)
Soil Grassy (20)
Soil Leaves (10)
Soil Mossy (7)
Larch (Larix) (6)
Soil Needle (6)
Grass (1)
Leaf Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (1)
July (1)
August (1)
September (36)
October (55)
November (41)