Name: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link
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First person to use this name on MO: Erlon
Editors: Danny Newman, R. E. Tulloss, Jason Hollinger


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Amanita phalloides

Author: (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link

Citation: (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link, Handb. Erk. Gew. 3: 272 (1833)

Deprecated Synonyms: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. : Fr.) Link, Amanita phalloides f. alba, Agaricus phalloides, Amanita viridis, Amanitina phalloides, Amanita phalloides (Vaill.) Link

Misspellings: Aminata Phalloides, Aminata Aminata Phalloides, Amanita Phalloides


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Amanitaceae

Genus: Amanita

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Sanctioning author: Fr.

Brief Description:

Olivaceous green pileus. White gills and stipe. White saccate volva,

Amanita phalloides /æməˈnaɪtə fəˈlɔɪdiːz/, commonly known as the death cap, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Widely distributed across Europe, A. phalloides forms ectomycorrhizas with various broadleaved trees. In some cases, the death cap has been introduced to new regions with the cultivation of non-native species of oak, chestnut, and pine. The large fruiting bodies (mushrooms) appear in summer and autumn; the caps are generally greenish in color, with a white stipe and gills.

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I would have expected that the Name page follows International Code of Nomenclature
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (
2017-11-30 13:16:55 PST (-0800)

Sanctioning authors are dead in the new Rules. Starting point for fungal names is Linnaeus 1753.

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