#050: The Destroying Angels, Amanita virosa Species Group

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  1. October 17, 2016

    […] can look a lot like stinkhorn eggs.  The difference is that Amanitas can be deadly poisonous (see FFF#050 for example).  Before you eat a stinkhorn egg, cut it open to make sure that there is a mass of […]

  2. October 17, 2016

    […] derives its name) – most notably in the Destroying Angels (Amanita virosa and relatives, see FFF#050) and in the Death Cap (Amanita phalloides, see FFF#051) – as well as in some mushrooms in the […]

  3. October 17, 2016

    […] which are also found in such infamous species as Destroying Angels (Amanita virosa complex, FFF#050) and Death Caps (Amanita phalloides, FFF#051).  In England, G. marginata goes by the beautifully […]

  4. February 6, 2017

    […] For the next several weeks, I will examine the major groups of gilled mushrooms. I chose to start this foraging for mushrooms should learn to identify this group. In general, amanitas are umbrella-shaped agarics (FFF#027) that usually display all the following features: a universal veil, a partial veil, free gills, and a white spore print. Well-known amanitas include A. muscaria (FFF#069 and #121) as well as the Destroying Angels (FFF#050). […]

  5. April 7, 2017

    […] a staple of Asian restaurants). V. volvacea can be easily confused with the deadly Amanita virosa (FFF#050), so always remember to thoroughly check your mushrooms before eating them. Most of the mushrooms […]

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