California Fungi—Amanita
California Fungi

Amanita Persoon ex Hooker
Flora Scotland 2: 19. 1821.

Amanita is a genus of mostly medium to large gilled mushrooms. The most famous member of the genus is the red capped, white warted, "fly agaric" (Amanita muscaria). Amanita contains the world's most deadly mushrooms (A. phalloides, A. virosa) and some excellent edible mushrooms.

Principle characteristics of the genus Amanita:

Keys and descriptions of the genus Amanita:

Amanita species known to occur in California:

  1. Amanita aprica
  2. Amanita augusta
  3. Amanita bivolvata
  4. Amanita breckonii
  5. Amanita californica
  6. Amanita calyptratoides
  7. Amanita calyptroderma
  8. Amanita cokeri
  9. Amanita constricta
  10. Amanita farinosa
  11. Amanita gemmata
    1. var. exannulata
    2. var. gemmata
  12. Amanita magniverrucata
  13. Amanita muscaria
    1. var. alba
    2. var. flavivolvata
    3. var. formosa
    4. var. muscaria
  14. Amanita novinupta
  15. Amanita ocreata
  16. Amanita pachycolea
  17. Amanita pantherina
  18. Amanita phalloides
  19. Amanita porphyria
  20. Amanita protecta
  21. Amanita silvicola
  22. Amanita smithiana
  23. Amanita vaginata
  24. Amanita velosa
  25. Amanita vernicoccora