Introduction to Mushrooms Revised April 2000
by By Michael W. Beug Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Clitocybe dealbata is one of the sweat-producing Clitocybe species that could easily be confused with Marasmius oreades. It differs in having closely spaced gills that run down the stem. Consumption of Clitocybe dealbata produces a violent poisoning due to the presence of muscarine. In addition to vomiting and diarrhea and sharp abdominal pains, the victim will experience profuse sweating, uncontrolled salivation and tear formation. Their pupils will shrink so that the victim thinks they are going blind.