Tag: fly agaric

Organism of the week #4 – Toadstools

Amanita muscaria [CC-BY-SA-3.0 Steve Cook]

Imperial’s campus in Berkshire, Silwood Park, is a fabulous place to go fungus spotting. The fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is very common there as there are a lot of birch trees around, and this fungus forms a symbiosis with the roots of those trees: Fly agarics are rather poisonous (for some value of ‘rather’), by …

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