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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The destroying angel seems to be alluded to in the Bible's description of the slaying of the firstborn, where he is called ha-mashhit: for the Lord will pass over the door and not let the Destroyer enter and smite your home (Ex.
Every autumn, the National Poisons Information Service is bombarded with queries from doctors and nurses needing help to treat emergency patients who have picked and eaten sometimes dangerously toxic wild mushrooms, like the Destroying Angel, Death Cap and Cortinarius rubellus.
While those who like mushrooms should avoid eating poisonous varieties like Death Cap, Panther Cap and Destroying Angel.
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The Destroying Angel is more honest in its name - it is deadly poisonous, even in minute quantities.
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Do not pick or eat what is known as the death cap,, or destroying angel," an extremely poisonous mushroom identifiable by its parasol top, gills instead of spores, and what appears to be a hula skirt in its white stem.