Amanita virosiformis

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Narrow-spored destroying angel
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Subclass: Hymenomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Species: A. virosiformis
Binomial name
Amanita virosiformis
(Murrill) Murrill

Amanita tenuifolia (Murrill) Murrill

Amanita virosiformis
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium

cap is convex

or flat
hymenium is free
stipe has a ring and volva
spore print is white
ecology is mycorrhizal
edibility: deadly

Amanita virosiformis, commonly known as the narrow-spored destroying angel, is a poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Originally described from Florida, it is found from coastal North Carolina through to eastern Texas in the southeastern United States.[1]

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