Amanita phalloides This is one of the most poisonous of all known toadstools. It has been involved in the majority of human deaths from mushroom poisoning, possibly including the deaths of Roman Emperor Claudius in AD 54 and Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI in 1740.
The Amanita muscaria is the most known mushroom visually but most know little about it. A little commentary would be helpful for most. It is a hallucinogenic mushroom, well known from *Alice In Wonderland* and the Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick: a pill to make you tall and another to make you small. The hallucinogenic alkaloids of this mushroom are not dangerous, but are certainly not recommended to take. A sister mushroom is the Amanita phalloides or "Death Angel"- a pure white mushroom…
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Death cap (Amanita phalloides)
Amanita phalloides, from Giacomo Bresadola's Iconographia mycologica (1927)