Deadly mushrooms of the East Coast of the United States
1. Amanita spreda - Hated Caesar2. Amanita phalloides (white var.) - Death Cap3. Amanita phalloides (brown var.) - Death Cap4. Amanita muscaria - Fly Agaric5. Amanita frostiana - Frost’s Amantia6. Gyromitra esculenta - False Morel/Brain Mushroom
Despite their toxicity, the brain mushroom or turban fungus (one of many false morels) is considered a delicacy in many Scandinavian countries, and in several mountainous towns of the Pyrenees. The mushroom is prepared by parboiling it, which inactivates most of the toxin, but the fungus still carries risks - even if prepared correctly, the toxin gyromitrin often remains at levels high enough to have both short-term and long-term effects on the liver and central nervous system.
Toadstools, mushrooms, fungi, edible and poisonous: One Thousand American Fungi. Charles McIlvaine, 1900.

Deadly mushrooms of the East Coast of the United States

1. Amanita spreda - Hated Caesar
2. Amanita phalloides (white var.) - Death Cap
3. Amanita phalloides (brown var.) - Death Cap
4. Amanita muscaria - Fly Agaric
5. Amanita frostiana - Frost’s Amantia
6. Gyromitra esculenta - False Morel/Brain Mushroom

Despite their toxicity, the brain mushroom or turban fungus (one of many false morels) is considered a delicacy in many Scandinavian countries, and in several mountainous towns of the Pyrenees. The mushroom is prepared by parboiling it, which inactivates most of the toxin, but the fungus still carries risks - even if prepared correctly, the toxin gyromitrin often remains at levels high enough to have both short-term and long-term effects on the liver and central nervous system.

Toadstools, mushrooms, fungi, edible and poisonous: One Thousand American Fungi. Charles McIlvaine, 1900.

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