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Death cap

Amanita phalloides


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


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


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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