|East Asian Death cap|
|gills on hymenium|
|cap is convex|
|hymenium is free|
|stipe has a ring and volva|
|spore print is white|
|ecology is mycorrhizal|
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.
An all-white variety, Amanita subjunquillea var. alba is known from southwestern China, Japan and Northern India.
- (in 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
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