Observation 181802: Amanita sect. Phalloideae (Fr.) Singer

When: 2014-10-06

Collection location: Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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Thank you for your response.
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-07 20:30:53 CDT (-0400)

I am very grateful that you post on mushroomobserver.

Very best,


By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2014-10-07 19:01:04 CDT (-0400)

it is not possible

If it is possible to collect this entity,…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-07 01:21:41 CDT (-0400)

I would be very interested in reviewing dried material.

We have just had a very curious pair of poisoning cases involving white, “destroying angels” in New Jersey. Two adult males ate parts of a single mushroom (grilled) and 14 hours later showed typical symptoms of amatoxin poisoning, but never showed any signs of liver damage.

I went to the site where the mushrooms were collected and found exactly the same species that was brought to the emergency room…a white species of sect. Phalloideae with cap turning bright yellow with KOH solution. The species was neither bisporigera nor suballiacea. Hence, it was one of the unnamed taxa (of which there are at least three in northeastern North America). It’s bulb was not soft and spongy but formed continuous tissue with the stipe. We are arranging for toxin assays and sequencing.

We have heard from multiple sources that amatoxins can be completely lacking from one “destroying angel” and plentiful in another of the same species.

Now we apparently have a case of delayed onset of a subset of symptoms followed by spontaneous recovery with no involvement of the liver.

Very best,


By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2014-10-07 01:08:17 CDT (-0400)

there was

Is there a skirt on the stem?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2014-10-06 20:23:03 CDT (-0400)

I’m not really sure, but I think there is.


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