| Amanita bisporigera
|The Destroying Angel. This mushroom contains toxins that are
deadly poisonous. Found in woods summer and fall. Completely
white, including spore print. This mushroom emerges from a
cup-like sack (volva) and has a skirt-like veil (annulus) that hangs
from the upper stalk.
Rod Tulloss, Amanita expert, says "Amanita bisporigera is a
mushroom that often contains enough amatoxins to kill an adult
human. It is extremely important that this species and its look
alikes become familiar to anyone planning to collect mushrooms
for the table in eastern North America."
|These two underdeveloped specimens of all white Amanitas probably represent
one of the several A. bisporigera look-a-likes. These specimens did not have a
reaction to KOH on the cap; Amanita bisporigera gives a yellow reaction.
Amanita magnivelaris and Amanita elliptosperma , besides A. bisporigera,
should be researched when finding one of these all white woodland mushrooms.