POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Russula bicolor, is one of many very peppery Russula species, some acrid enough to blister your mouth if you taste them raw. There have been a number of poisonings from Russula species in North America. Because many species of Russula are very difficult to identify, in most cases the exact Russula causing distress is unknown. Frequently, individuals have eaten a mixed collection, sometimes with some other species thrown in as well. Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea are the common symptoms, sometimes accompanied by cold sweats.
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