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Amanita phalloides
Amanita phalloides
Death Cap
Photographer: Ron Wolf

ID: 0000 0000 1109 1639 (2009-11-19)

Copyright © 2009 Ron Wolf

  • date of photo  Nov 19, 2009
  • location   Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Near Boulder Creek (Santa Cruz County, California, US)
  • family Amanitaceae
  • order Agaricales
  • class Agaricomycetes
  • notes   Remains of the veil form a characteristic white patch on the cap. A. phalloides, when ingested, is responsible for 90 percent of the mushroom-poisoning cases in California. Amatoxins inhibit RNA synthesis, causing multiple organ failure.
  • keywords: toxic poisonous
  • camera   Canon 40D, 59mm, f/20, 1/20 sec.
  • photo category: Fungi - fungi

  • common names   Death Cap (photographer)
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