This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Many Warts
- Poisonous Plants
This species is one of several of the large, whitish Amanita species that have a strong chlorine odor. All are suspected to be toxic.
- Cap large, up to 8 inches in diameter, white covered with white, cottony scales; gills white, moderately close, free from the stalk; stalk thick, greatly enlarged at base; annulus (ring), white, large, fragile, breaking away from the cap in large patches or adhering to the edge of the cap in large sections, covered with scales on the underside; spore print white; strong chlorine odor from fresh specimens.
- USA, NC
- Throughout NC but chiefly in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- 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.
- NOT EDIBLE!
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area, landscape; singly, usually in mixed oak-pine woods
NCCES plant id: 960