Destroying Angel

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Destroying Angel

 

(Amanita phalloides), the most poisonous of mushrooms with gills, a member of the same genus as the fly agaric. The cap is green (greenish to white) with white gills. The stalk has a membranous ring (approximately in the middle) and a sacculate ocrea (near the base). It grows in summer and autumn in deciduous forests and more rarely in coniferous forests.

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I had heard a deal about these Mormon Destroying Angels and the dark and bloody deeds they had done, and when I entered this one's house I had my shudder all ready.
Destroying Angels can easily be mistaken for edible mushrooms but are among the most poisonous fungi in Europe.
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