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Friday, October 02, 2009

Moblog: Flower......OF DEATH

Angel of death mushroom, fully desporing. Looks like Amanita Muscaria, but it'll kill ya.....

1 comment:

Joe King said...

Amanita Muscaria has the distinctive red cap with white spots on it.

Amanita Phalloides, AKA "The Destroying Angel" is the white one, as your post shows. It is 100% deadly.

Amanita Pantherina is another in the Amanita Species that is best avoided due to unpredictable toxicity levels of muscarine. It has an orange colored cap with white spots on it.

Amanita Muscaria is distinguished by having a mix of muscarine and the chemical that works as an antidote to muscarine. However, this is not an endorsement of consuming Amanita Muscaria. I've never eaten any and don't ever plan to eat any. However, I do find that they are very photogenic.