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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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The Death Cap is the most poisonous variety of what?
Some gourmet species look very similar to lethal specimens like the Death Cap.
All parts of the Death Cap mushroom are poisonous and eating just one can be fatal.
The death cap mushroom, which resembles the common white button mushroom, contains one of the most deadly poisons found in nature, a-amanitin.
The Death Cap and Destroying Angel are in our midst.
But none the less, the Death Cap is ubiquitous and A.
MY comment that 90 per cent of all fatal poisonings by fungi are down to the Death Cap mushroom had you asking for more.
While most puffballs are not poisonous some often look similar to the death cap mushroom.
There is the death cap, he tells me, although thankfully, it hasn't been found in this wood yet.
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.
The Death Cap fungus is regarded as one of the most lethal plants known to science.
In California, there have been several poisonings and some deaths from eating Amanita phalloides, or the death cap mushroom.
Experts say the death cap has flourished on the West Coast in recent years, extending its range from Fresno to Washington state and appearing in far greater numbers.
The mushroom shown above left is called the death cap - for good reason