POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Slide 59.
Pholiota aurea, also known as Phaeolepiota aurea, is not a very choice edible but its large size and showy appearance tempt some people to eat it. Phaeolepiota aurea sometimes causes gastric distress including vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The responsible toxin is unknown. Hydrocyanic acid contributes to the pleasant-sharp odor of Phaeolepiota aurea but is present in such small amounts that it is not a health hazard.
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