Tag: Amanita

So you’ve been out and found a whole load of wild mushrooms, firstly you need to make sure they’re edible – have a quick intro guide here or you can look at our entire mushroom guide list here. If you’re still not sure why not join us on a guided foraging walk so we can help…

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…

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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