FANDOM


Amanita
Fliegenpilz
Fly Agarics
Amanita muscaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Amanitaceae
Genus: Amanita
Schmalfuß, 1897
Species

See text.

Amanita is a highly populated genus of mushrooms from the Agaricales order and the Amanitaceae family. It contains over 600 species of Agaric mushrooms alone including some of the world's most deadliest mushroom species. However, not all members of the genus are poisonous as some species of Amanita mushrooms are edible as well.

Characteristics

While many species are safe to be consumed, Amanita mushrooms are often discouraged for consumption as a result of their similar appearances. Highly poisonous Amanitas contain amatoxins which can result in which can cause liver failure and death.

Death Caps and Destroying Angels are well known groups of Amanitas that are generally poisonous. Amanitas such as the Grisettes; however, are more safer for consumption.

References

Mushroom collage This article is part of Project Mushroom, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each mushroom or toadstool, including made-up species.
Amanita muscaria This article is part of Project Agaricomycetes, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each fungi, including made-up species.
Agaricus campestris This article is part of Project Agaricales, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each gilled mushroom, including made-up species.
Fliegenpilz This article is part of Project Amanitaceae, a All Birds project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Agaric, including made-up species.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.