Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 15463
Taxon: Amanita smithiana Bas
Family: Amanitaceae
Collector: Debbie Viess   MUOB 15463   
Date: 2008-12-13
Verbatim Date: 2008-12-13
Locality: United States, California, Plumas
40.009  -120.8445
Description: Original observation #15463 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: When my husband handed me a heavy bag with this large white mushroom, I at first thought that it might be a matsie, as it had an oddly spicy scent. that would have been a bad mistake! Smithiana is a highly toxic amanita that produces very serious toxins that attack the kidneys; despite its reputation as a "deadly" mushroom tho, I could find NO evidence of its ever having caused a death.
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Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: d8f2dd37-dfa8-431a-8884-f742d876df95
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
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