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Destroying angel

Amanita bisporigera.

Description:

This small-medium size mushroom is extremely deadly and is found in the eastern united states, it prefers coniferous and deciduous forests, as with all amanita species most varieties can only be distinguished from their edible cousins at the microscopic level. a single mushroom can induce long lasting vivid and extremely potent hallucinations, severe vomiting and flushing of the bowels such as diarrhea. This mushroom contains toxic psyclopeptides which immediately begin to attack the liver and nervous system anywhere from 20 minutes to 12 hours after it is ingested. Currently no known anti-toxin or antidote is known.

Habitat:

Deciduous forests, found growing next to trees, ontop of leaf litter, or sandy soil

Notes:

Extremely lethal.

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1 Comment

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Matthew, descriptions of your spottings must be put on the "Notes" section of the page. Thank you.

MatthewPratt
Spotted by
MatthewPratt

Rochester, New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 11, 2012

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