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death cap

The very poisonous mushroom, Amanita phalloides, which resembles edible mushrooms but has a prominent whitish bulb at its base. Sometimes called death cup.
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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.
Every autumn, the National Poisons Information Service is bombarded with queries from doctors and nurses needing help to treat emergency patients who have picked and eaten sometimes dangerously toxic wild mushrooms, like the Destroying Angel, Death Cap and Cortinarius rubellus.
While most puffballs are not poisonous some often look similar to the death cap mushroom.
QUESTION 10 - for 10 points: What type of plant or creature is a death cap?
"Sometimes I'll even saute them!" But they can't taste all the mushrooms--consider the aptly named death cap. "The polypeptide in death caps shuts down the liver; I really detail the process with AP students," he says.
FIND out the difference between a DryadOs Saddle and a Death Cap on mushroom jaunts throughout the East of England.
Among those are the widespread and attractive but treacherous Amanitas, including the aptly named death cap. Avoid LBMs, too, or "little brown mushrooms." Among those are the deadly galerina.
It has provided some protection from liver destruction, by the ingestion of death cap mushrooms by lab animals.
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.