Death Cap MUSHROOM

Amanita Phalloides

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            The death cap is one of numerous poisonous species in the Amanita genus. The size of the cap ranges from 5 to 15 cm across, smooth yellow to brown with a green tinge and a partial veil, white fine gills, and a white 4 to 18 cm long and 1-3 cm thick stalk.

           It is found primarily and originally in Europe but now is also in North America, Australia, South America, Asia, and Africa.  As the genus suggests it is highly poisonous, responsible for the majority of fatal mushroom poisonings worldwide

          This is a much more dull colored mushroom than the Fly Agaric mushroom. In contrast to it; the Death cap Mushroom is fount near costal areas, whereas the other is more prevalent in woodland areas.

          Interestingly enough, Pope Clement VII died from consumption of the death cap mushroom.

Kindgom: Fungi
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   +----Division: Eumycota
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           +----Subdivision: Basidiomycotina
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                   +----Class: Hymenomycetes
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                           +----Order: Agaricales
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                                   +----Suborder: Agaricineae
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                                           +----Family: Amanitaceae
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                                                   +----Genus: Amanita

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