SimonSj's picture

In the woods above Windermere

Observed: 16th September 2010 By: SimonSj
Wax Cap
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Amanita muscaria

Fly Agaric

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

Blewit Boy's picture

Caesar's mushroom?

The colours looks more orange than red, like Caesar's mushroom. Although it's not, so as far as I know, been recorded in Britain. So probably more likely to be Fly agaric, especially with a locality that far north!

chris

flaxton's picture

var aureola

Amanita muscaria var aureola has a more pale orange colour and no scales on the cap but this is not recognised by many because rain and age can change the look of a common or garden muscaria so much.
Ceasars mushroom is restricted to warmer climates and has a large volval bag which cannot be seen in the photo.