Destroying Angel Amanita virosa Bertillon  

Status:

Found solitary or groups on ground in hardwood, mixed forests, or grassy areas.

Description:

Cap: White (may have discolored disc); dry to sticky; smooth, shiny; no warts; convex (flatter in age); margin may have veil remnants; flesh white. Gills: White/cream, close. Stalk: White, slight taper upward; ring membranous; volva mostly buried, large. This is one of the extremely poisonous Amanitas (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Destroying Angel in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Destroying Angel (gills, membranous ring, and volva) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Destroying Angel in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Destroying Angel in Howard Co., Maryland (7/20/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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