Amanita muscaria var. formosa

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Amanita muscaria var. formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: Amanita muscaria
Variety: A. muscaria var. formosa
Trinomial name
Amanita muscaria var. formosa
Pers. (1800)

Amanita muscaria var. formosa is a basidiomycete fungus of the genus Amanita. This variety, which can be distinguished from A. muscaria by its yellow cap, is a European taxon, although several North American field guides have referred A. muscaria var. guessowii to this name.[1] American mycologist Harry D. Thiers described a yellow-capped taxon that he called var. formosa from the United States,[2] but it is not the same as the European variety.


  1. ^ Michael Kuo. "Amanita muscaria var. guessowii". Retrieved 2014-12-06. 
  2. ^ Theirs HD. (1982). Agaricales of California, Vol. 1: Amanitaceae. Berkeley, California: Mad River Press. ISBN 978-0916422240. 

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