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Amanita virosa/Amanita bisporigera

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Death Angel, Destroying Angel
Category:
Poisonous Plants
Comment:

Amanita bisporigera (Death Angel) is a 2-spored, smaller species than A. virosa. Both are deadly poisonous. The lag period following initial symptoms is especially dangerous as the patient is lulled into a false sense of security.

Description:
Cap white, smooth, center may become a dull tannish white with age; gills white, not attached to the stalk, close; stalk white, cottony to somewhat pearly, sometimes with a bulbous base; annulus white, large, flaring, persistent, located at the top of the stalk, cup-like sheath (volva) at the base of the stalk, white; spore print white.
Origin:
USA, NC
Distribution:
Throughout NC
Poison Part:
Mushroom
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion
Symptoms:
Symptoms may occur 6-24 hours after eating and include severe abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea, which may persist 6-9 hours. Initial symptoms are frequently followed by a lag period up to 24 hours. During this symptomless period, toxins are severely affecting the liver, resulting in gastrointestinal bleeding, coma, kidney failure, and death, usually within 7 days of eating.
Edibility:
NOT EDIBLE!
Severity:
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
Found in:
Forest or natural area, landscape; singly or in small groups in mixed oak-hardwood conifer forests

NCCES plant id: 961

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