Amanita subjunquillea

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East Asian Death cap
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. subjunquillea
Binomial name
Amanita subjunquillea
S. Imai
Amanita subjunquillea
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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: deadly

Amanita subjunquillea, also known as the East Asian death cap is a mushroom of the large genus Amanita, which occurs in East and Southeast Asia. Deadly poisonous, it is a member of section phalloideae and related to the death cap A. phalloides.

Initially little reported, the toxicity of A. subjunquillea has been well established; a study in Korea revealed it to have similar effects to A. phalloides, namely delayed gastrointestinal symptoms, hepatotoxicity and a 12.5% mortality.[1]

An all-white variety, Amanita subjunquillea var. alba is known from southwestern China, Japan and Northern India.

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  1. ^ (Korean) Rho HJ, Kim JH, Kang HR, Lee MK, Hyun SH, Kang YM, Lee JM, Kim NS (2000)"Clinical manifestations of Amanita subjunquillea poisoning" Korean J Med. 58(4):453–461