Amanita phalloides

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Noun1.Amanita phalloides - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped baseAmanita phalloides - extremely poisonous usually white fungus with a prominent cup-shaped base; differs from edible Agaricus only in its white gills
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
Amanita, genus Amanita - genus of widely distributed agarics that have white spores and are poisonous with few exceptions
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Mushroom gathering doesn't come without its risks however, and digesting a toxic death cap mushroom (amanita phalloides) can be fatal.
?-Amanitin is a bicyclic peptide naturally occurring in the green Death Cap mushroom and it potently inhibits the biosynthesis of RNA, a mechanism critical for the survival of cells.
Australia: Woman reported to be visiting Australia from China has died after eating a toxic Death Cap mushroom -- the third such fatality in the southern nation this year.
Washington, Apr 3 ( ANI ): Researchers have come up with a method for destroying cancer cells using death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) toxin, without harming the body.
Destroying Angels, or amanita virosa, are from the same family as the lethal Death Cap mushroom.
MY comment that 90 per cent of all fatal poisonings by fungi are down to the Death Cap mushroom had you asking for more...