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Death cap

Amanita phalloides

Description:

Commonly known as the death cap, is a deadly poisonous fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Widely distributed across Europe.

Habitat:

Spruce forest. Monument of nature - Skakavac, near Sarajevo.

Notes:

The fungus is highly toxic, and is responsible for the majority of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide. Its biochemistry has been researched intensively for decades, and 30 grams, or half a cap, of this mushroom is estimated to be enough to kill adult human.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lat: 43.94, Long: 18.45

Spotted on Sep 4, 2016
Submitted on Sep 4, 2016

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