Amanita phalloides

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Premysl on September 1, 2011

Amanita phalloides ( /æməˈnaɪtə fəˈlɔɪdiːz/), commonly known as the death cap, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Widely distributed across Europe, A. phalloides forms ectomycorrhizas with various broadleaved trees. In some cases, death cap has been accidentally introduced to new regions with the cultivation of non-native species of oak, chestnut, and pine. The large fruiting bodies (mushrooms) appear in summer and autumn; the caps are generally greenish in color, with a white stipe and gills.

Coincidentally, these toxic mushrooms resemble several edible species (most notably caesar's mushroom and the straw mushroom) commonly consumed by humans, increasing the risk of accidental poisoning. A. phalloides is one of the most poisonous of all known toadstools. It has been involved in the majority of human deaths from mushroom poisoning,[1] possibly including the deaths of Roman Emperor Claudius and Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. It has been the subject of much research, and many of its biologically active agents have been isolated. The principal toxic constituent is α-amanitin, which damages the liver and kidneys, often fatally.

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cjlin on October 17, 2011

Hello Premysl, warm welcome to join the group of Fern and Mushroom Lovers, thanks for the valuable sharing of your beautiful photos. Have a nice day. cjlin

Premysl on October 17, 2011

Dear cjlin, I am very pleased that I can be in your group. Many thanks for your kind words. Premysl

Adriana Popa on November 18, 2011

I see you like mushrooms too ... look at mines !

Premysl on December 14, 2011

Thank you very much Adriana. :-) Přemysl

Marisol Matarredona on February 4, 2012

Wow bellisima fotografia!! Esta seta es muy venenosa, hay que tener mucho cuidado con ella y no comerla jamas!! LIKE

José Mª Alvarez Soli… on February 13, 2012

So this is the famous kills people, though I do not mushroom is certainly easier than a lot who do not understand the pick up in the middle of other groceries.

I like.....the photo

Greetings from Spain. José Mª

Prasenjit Nag on February 26, 2012

Lovely Mushroom and Nice Closeup!!


Cheers Prasenjit

brian gillman on April 29, 2012

Wonderful green, and textures. Such a lethal growth and yet such a beautiful image! Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

dziwnowik on May 9, 2012

♥ ✰✰✰ LIKE ✰✰✰ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

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Premysl on August 5, 2012

Thank you all for the encouraging comments, like, YSL. I read your comments very carefully and I appreciate that. I'll be glad when you come to see my gallery again :)

Many greetings to my Panoramio friends


Erol Barutçugil on April 17, 2014

Another striking image of a mushroom. Like. Greetings.Erol

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  • Uploaded on September 1, 2011
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    by Premysl
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
    • Taken on 2011/08/30 16:46:51
    • Exposure: 1.600s
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/32.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash