Amanita muscaria var. formosa

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Amanita muscaria var. formosa, known as the yellow orange fly agaric, 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.


Recent DNA evidence has shown Amanita muscaria var. formosa to be a distinct species from Amanita muscaria and it will be getting its own species status soon.[citation needed] Amanita muscaria var. formosa has been described as Amanita muscaria var. guessowii.[3]

See also


  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.
  3. Tulloss RE; Yang Z-L (2012). "Amanita muscaria var. guessowii Veselý". Studies in the Genus Amanita Pers. (Agaricales, Fungi). Retrieved 2013-02-21. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)

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