POISONOUS AND HALLUCINOGENIC MUSHROOMS
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Boletus pulcherrimus, formerly called Boletus eastwoodiae, is potentially deadly poisonous bolete. This huge bolete bruises blue and has distinctive red tube mouths. Boletus pulcherrimus and possibly Boletus satanus, with which it is easily confused, can cause gastric upset and muscarinic effects, though muscarine is only present in minute amounts. In 1994 a couple developed gastric distress after eating Boletus pulcherrimus. While the wife recovered, the husband died suddenly.
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