genus Amanita


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Related to genus Amanita: Amanita verna, Amanita caesarea
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Noun1.genus Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptionsgenus Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
Agaricaceae, family Agaricaceae - large family including many familiar mushrooms
Amanita caesarea, Caesar's agaric, royal agaric - widely distributed edible mushroom resembling the fly agaric
Amanita mappa, false deathcap - agaric often confused with the death cup
Amanita muscaria, fly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills
Amanita phalloides, death angel, death cap, death cup, destroying angel - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills
Amanita rubescens, blusher, blushing mushroom - yellowish edible agaric that usually turns red when touched
Amanita verna, destroying angel - fungus similar to Amanita phalloides
slime mushroom - a mushroom of the genus Amanita
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The genus Amanita contains mushrooms that have been intensively studied for a variety of reasons: their large and attractive appearance, the existence of several desirable edible species, and the production of hallucinogenic and lethal toxins by several species and thus their role in human and animal poisonings.