Amanita subjunquillea

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East Asian Death cap
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species:
A. subjunquillea
Binomial name
Amanita subjunquillea
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. Potentially deadly if ingested, it is closely 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] The species killed five people out of six who ingested them in Hebei, China in 1994.[2]

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

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  1. ^ (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
  2. ^ 云南野生蘑菇中毒防治手册 2011.05