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 2008, one woman died and another was seriously ill after eating toxic death cap mushrooms on a trip to Ventnor Botanic Gardens on the Isle of Wight.
Christine Hale, 57, suffered multiple organ failure thought to have been caused by the death cap
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.