ⓘ Amanita

                                     

ⓘ Amanita

The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of agarics, including some of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide, as well as some well-regarded edible species. This genus is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the death cap accounting for about 50% on its own. The most potent toxin present in these mushrooms is α-amanitin.

The genus contains many edible mushrooms, but mycologists discourage mushroom, in addition to knowledgeable professionals, from choosing any of them for human consumption. However, in some cultures, the more local edible species of Amanita are the backbone of markets in the local vegetation. Samples of this are Amanita zambiana and other fleshy species in Central Africa, A. basii and similar species in Mexico, A. Caesarea, and "blusher" Amanita rubescens in Europe, and A. chepangiana in South-East Asia. Other species are used for coloring sauces, such as the red A. jacksonii with a range from Eastern Canada to Eastern Mexico.

Many species are of unknown edibility, especially in countries such as Australia, where many fungi are little known.

                                     
  • Amanita velosa also known as the springtime amanita or bittersweet orange ringless amanita is an edible species of agaric found in California, as well
  • Amanita gemmata, commonly known as the gemmed Amanita or the jonquil Amanita is an agaric mushroom of the family Amanitaceae and genus Amanita The fruit
  • Amanita echinocephala is a large, whitish or ivory - coloured mushroom with a characteristic spiny, or warty - looking cap. It lives on chalky soils with
  • Amanita franchetii is a species of fungus in the Amanitaceae family. It was given its current name by Swiss mycologist Victor Fayod in 1889 in honor of
  • Amanita smithiana, also known as Smith s amanita is a species of agaric found on soil in coniferous Abies, Tsuga, Pseudotsuga and broadleaved Alnus
  • Amanita excelsa var. spissa is a variety of basidiomycete fungus of the genus Amanita This large, grey to brown - capped fungus has a very variable appearance
  • Amanita calyptroderma also known as coccora or coccoli, is a white - spored mushroom that fruits naturally in the coastal forests of the western United
  • Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita is a basidiomycete of the genus Amanita It is also a muscimol mushroom. Native throughout
  • Amanita ceciliae, commonly called snakeskin grisette and strangulated amanita is a basidiomycete fungus in the genus Amanita First described in 1854