Month: December 2018

Death cap / Summer/ Winter/ Deadly Common Name Death Cap None Edible Deadly Toxic!! Botanical Name Amanita Phalloides Meaning of Botanical Name Phalloides referes to the shape of the young mushroom emerging from its egg sack. Family Amanitaceae Known Hazards DEADLY, this mushroom contains amotoxin, which in the first 6-12…

Yellow Stainer / Summer/ Autumn/ Poisonous  Common NameYellow Stainer Botanical NameAgaricus Xanthoderma Meaning of Botanical NameXanthodermus comes from the greek meaning yellow skinned FamilyAgaricaceae Known HazardsCauses severe garstric upset, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea and sweating Could be confused withHorse Mushroom (agaricus arvensis) which bruises more slowly and only slightly yellow,…

The Prince/ Summer/ Autumn / Edible Common Name The Prince Botanical Name Agaricus Augustus Meaning of Botanical Name Augustus is refering to the month of August which is when these mushrooms appear. Family Agaricaceae Known Hazards None Known Could be confused with Agaricus Impidicus, which has a strong radishy smell…

Horse Mushroom/ Summer / Autumn / Edible Common NameHorse Mushroom Edible Botanical NameAgaricus Arvensis Meaning of Botanical NameArvensis means field which is where these mushrooms grow FamilyAgaricaceae Known HazardsCan accumulate heavy metals such as copper Could be confused withYellow Stainer, (Agaricus Xanthoderma) this mushroom stains quickly bright yellow when touched,…

Destroying Angel/ Summer/ Autumn/ Deadly poisonous Common NameDestroying Angel Botanical NameAmanita virosa Meaning of Botanical NameVirosa referring to its strongly sweet sickly unpleasant smell FamilyAmanitaceae Known HazardsDEADLY, this mushroom contains amotoxin, which in the first 6-12 hours after eating cause severe gastric upsets, those symptoms pass and the consumer is…

The Blusher / Summer / Autumn / Edible ( when cooked) Common Name The Blusher Botanical Name Amanita Rubescens Meaning of Botanical Name Rubescens means reddening, which refers to the colour change of the mushroom flesh when it is touched or damaged and is exposed to the air, a chemical…

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