Amanita smithiana Bas
Debbie Viess MUOB 15463
Verbatim Date: 2008-12-13
United States, California, Plumas
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.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: d8f2dd37-dfa8-431a-8884-f742d876df95