Amanita brunnescens

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Brown star-footed Amanita
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. brunnescens
Binomial name
Amanita brunnescens
G.F.Atk. (1918)
Amanita brunnescens
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring and volva
spore print is white
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: poisonous

Amanita brunnescens, also known as the brown American star-footed Amanita[1] or cleft-footed amanita is a native North American mushroom of the large genus Amanita. Originally presumed to be Amanita phalloides by renowned American mycologist Charles Horton Peck it was described and named by George F. Atkinson of Cornell University. He named it after the fact that it bruised brown.[2]

It differs from the death cap by its fragile volva and tendency to bruise brown.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Tulloss, R. "Amanita brunnescens G. F. Atk.". Amanitaceae.org. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  2. ^ Litten W. (1975). "The most poisonous mushrooms". Scientific American 232 (3): 90–101. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican0375-90. PMID 1114308.