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Amanita virosa, also known as Destroying angel, is a medium-large to large, white fleshy mushroom with a shaggy stalk and volval bag. It grows solitary or scattered on soil in broad-leaf or mixed woods.
white to yellow in colour, at first round to egg-shaped, then flat but often retaining a flat umbo, usually with veil remnants at the margins and without any marginal striations. The flesh is white and firm. Gills
white (can turn yellow), free, crowded. Stem
long and thread-like and has tufts above the ring and arising from large bag-like vulva often buried deep in the soil. The large ring sits high on the stem and easily breaks and falls off. It is produced by the inner veil. Spore print
The spores are spherical or subglobose, with a diameter of 7-8 μm.
The common name Destroying Angel is also used in North America to refer to two other fairly common Amanita species. Amanita bisporigera
and Amanita ocreata are typically found in eastern and western North America, respectively.
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