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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Amanitaceae: Amanita phalloides (Vaill. ex Fr.) Link 1833

Amanita phalloides – Deathcap

Synonyms: Agaricus phalloides, Amanita citrina, Amanita mappa, Amanita viridis, Amanitina phalloides, Fungus phalloides, Venenarius phalloides.

Common name: deathcap.

Russian names: Blednaya poganka, Mukhomor zelionyy, Mukhomor belyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Amanita phalloides /æməˈnaɪtə fəˈlɔɪdiːz/, commonly known as the death cap, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Widely distributed across Europe, A. phalloides forms ectomycorrhizas with various broadleaved trees. In some cases, the death cap has been introduced to new regions with the cultivation of non-native species of oak, chestnut, and pine. The large fruiting bodies (mushrooms) appear in summer and autumn; the caps are generally greenish in colour with a white stipe and gills. Cap colour is variable, including white forms (see Taxonomy below) and thus not a reliable identifier.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Death cap mushrooms (<B>Amanita phalloides</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-12.htm">September 12, 2016</A>
LinkDeath cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 12, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Close up of death cap mushrooms (<B>Amanita phalloides</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-09-12.htm">September 12, 2016</A>
LinkClose up of death cap mushrooms (Amanita phalloides) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 12, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Death cap mushroom (<B>Amanita phalloides</B>) among yellow leaves in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-09.htm">October 9, 2016</A>
LinkDeath cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) among yellow leaves in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 9, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Old death cap mushroom (<B>Amanita phalloides</B>) in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-09.htm">October 9, 2016</A>
LinkOld death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 9, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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