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death cap

An extremely poisonous type of mushroom (Amanita phalloides). Don't pick that mushroom—it's a death cap!
See also: cap, death
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A MUM of four died after accidentally using toxic death cap mushrooms to add flavour to her soup, an inquest heard yesterday.
But what you really have to be careful about is the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides, called a Gruner Knollenblatterpilz in German), or the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria, or German roter Fliegenpilz) which are truly deadly.
Death caps contain 20 different poisons and are responsible for 90% of all mushroom deaths.
In February, the girl, her two siblings and their mother became critically ill after picking the death caps near the Lafayette Reservoir.
Death caps are large white mushrooms, often pale green on the outside of the head, with a cup-shaped base.
The survivor, in her 20s, collected handfuls of mushrooms, some thought to be toxic death caps, with her husband on Sunday.
Amphon Tuckey, 39, cooked the death cap fungi after niece Kannika picked them by mistake at a botanical garden, an inquest learnt yesterday.