Name: Amanita phalloides
Author: (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link
Citation: (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link, Handb. Erk. Gew. 3: 272 (1833)
Sanctioning author: Fr.
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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