Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Amanita ocreata and several other pure white destroying angel species are literally dead ringers for the white-capped form of Amanita lanei. Amanita ocreata has a fine flavor that tempts people to eat it but is deadly poisonous and you do not generally discover that you have been poisoned until illness sets in the next day, far too late for a stomach pump to be effective. Death from liver and/or kidney failure occurs in 7-10 days in 10-15% of the cases.