Question of the Day – Wednesday September 4, 2019

Question – What is the genus and species of the mushroom known as the “fly agaric”?

 

 

Answer – Amanita muscaria is the mushroom sometimes known as the “fly agaric”. (Govorushko S. et. al. Poisoning associated with the use of mushrooms: A review of the global pattern and main characteristics. 2019 Food and Chemical Tox 128:267-279)