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, 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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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
Dear cjlin, I am very pleased that I can be in your group. Many thanks for your kind words. Premysl
I see you like mushrooms too ... look at mines !
Thank you very much Adriana. :-) Přemysl
Wow bellisima fotografia!! Esta seta es muy venenosa, hay que tener mucho cuidado con ella y no comerla jamas!! LIKE
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
Lovely Mushroom and Nice Closeup!!
Wonderful green, and textures. Such a lethal growth and yet such a beautiful image! Y*.
Best wishes, Brian.
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greetings from Poland , Peter ♥
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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 :)
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Another striking image of a mushroom. Like. Greetings.Erol
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