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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Amanitaceae: Amanita virosa Bertill., 1866

Amanita virosa – Destroying angel

Synonyms: Agaricus virosus, Amanita verna, Amanitina virosa.

Common name: destroying angel.

Russian names: Mukhomor voniuchiy, Mukhomor zlovonnyy, Belosnezhnaya poganka, Belaya poganka, Mukhomor belyy voniuchiy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Amanita virosa, commonly known as the European destroying angel, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Occurring in Europe, A. virosa associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees. The large fruiting bodies (i.e., the mushrooms) appear in summer and autumn; the caps, stipes and gills are all white in colour.

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

European destroying angel mushrooms (<B>Amanita virosa</B>) in Zakhodskoe, 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Leningrad Region, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-07.htm">August 7, 2016</A>
LinkEuropean destroying angel mushrooms (Amanita virosa) in Zakhodskoe, 50 miles north from Saint Petersburg. Leningrad Region, Russia, August 7, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Выборгский район, Полянское сельское поселение
European destroying angel mushrooms (<B>Amanita virosa</B>) in Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-09.htm">August 9, 2016</A>
LinkEuropean destroying angel mushrooms (Amanita virosa) in Dibuny, north-west from Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 9, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Курортный район, посёлок Песочный

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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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