- Common Name(s):
- Chlorine Lepidella
- Poisonous Plants
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.
- 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
- USA, NC
- Throughout NC but chiefly in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain
- Poison Part:
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- 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.
- 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
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area, landscape; singly, usually under oaks
NCCES plant id: 956