Shroomery - Magic Mushrooms Demystified
olive green to olive brown, paler towards margin, usually with dark radial fibrils; 5-20 cm; flesh white - greenish yellow beneatch cuticle. Odor neutral - to slightly pungent. Taste mild.
white or slightly yellowish, quite crowded, free.
8-20 x 1-2cm, tapering toward top, hollow when mature, white speckled with greenish gray stripes; white membraneous ring, striate at top; base bulbous with large white membraneous volva. The base of the stipe and volva are often buried in the soil.
Spore print white. Spores white, ovoid to nearly round, smooth, 8-11 x 7-9 µm, amyloid.
Late spring - late autumn; mycorrhizal with broadleaved trees, especially oak, but also under pine and spruce.
Deadly poisonous - contains both phallotoxins and amanitins that
inhibit the production of specific proteins within liver and kidney
cells. Without these proteins, cells cease to function.
Kingdom: fungi; Phylum: Basidiomycota; Subphylum: Basidiomycotina; Class: Homobasidiomycetes; Order: Tricholomatales; Family: Amanitaceae; Genus: Amanita
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