Observation 10093: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. : Fr.) Link

When: 2008-08-26

Collection location: Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

I was pleasantly surprised to find a group of these fruiting at the edge of a watered lawn. The high-powered sprinklers apparently water farther than intended. The pileus was 12 cm across, stipe 1.6 cm at apex and 13.5cm long. Seeing these raised the question of how safe it is to handle a poisonous mushroom such as this one, say to draw it or to study it. I know I’m not supposed to eat it, but can I, say, dig it up, put it in a container to bring home and draw or study, safely?



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