BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam. (Fly Agaric)
||26 October 2014
|OS grid ref
||50° 50' N, 1° 40' W
||Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
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|Stage or state
||trooping, under birch
||under live tree of Betula
||Spore print: white, greasy, darker to BFF "D" when crushed, non-amyloid.
Spores: subglobular, hyaline, almost filled by one to many aggregated oil-drops, 9-11/7-9µm.
Cheilocystidia: chains of hyaline, pyriform to spherical cells line the gill edge, the terminal cell is largest and up to 16µm diam. These presumably provide the shear/split layer to enable the cap to expand.
Universal veil: filamentous hyphae 2-5µ diam., occasionally septate, some septa clamped; plus sphaerocysts.