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Amanita chlorinosma

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Chlorine Lepidella
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Comment:

The large size, powdery cap, enlarged base of the stalk, and strong chlorine odor make this easily recognized. There are other species of Amanita that have a chlorine odor but have more persistent scales and an annulus (ring) on the stalk. All such Amanitas should be avoided.

Description:
Cap very large, up to 10 inches in diameter, whitish, covered with dense, soft, powdery scales which may wash off easily in rain.; gills close, whitish, with cottony edges; stalk greatly enlarged below, often with the lower 1/3 buried in soil, whitish; annulus (ring) fragile, whitish, often left on edge of caps with no tissue in the stalk; spore print white; strong chlorine odor, especially when broken open or enclosed in a container for some time
Origin:
USA, NC
Distribution:
Throughout NC but chiefly in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain
Poison Part:
Mushroom
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Strongly suspected to be toxic; apparently little has been documented on this specific species but it is expected to produce symptoms similar to other Amanita species: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, abdominal pains, etc. Symptoms occur 30 minutes to several hours after ingesting.
Edibility:
NOT EDIBLE!
Toxic Principle:
The large size, powdery cap, enlarged base of the stalk and strong chlorine odor make this easily recognized. There are other sp
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Forest or natural area, landscape; singly, usually under oaks

NCCES plant id: 956

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