Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Red toadstool
Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Red toadstool

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 22 Nov 2019


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Amanita muscaria - Red Toadstool The highly poisonous species, though, the young sporocarps lacking white dots fried in butter are a delicacy. During the Second World War, the Soviet Red Army ate even those with dots. But it's a different human species;)

Hat: diameter up to 20 cm. In very young specimens, spherical, then hemispherical, sometimes low-arched, and in older specimens, flat and slightly depressed in the center. Smooth surface, slightly corrugated at older specimens at the edge. Initially it is covered with a whitish cover. After its tear, white or white patches remain on the hat. It is sticky in humid weather.

Stem: height up to 20 cm, thickness up to 3 cm. It is cylindrical, easily breaking away, full when young, then empty. White or yellow color, has a drooping white (sometimes yellowish) ring. Tuberous base, surrounded by several rows of pin-shaped callus and without a clear sheath. Lamellae white or pale yellowish, gastric, densely set, free.

Flesh: White, fragile, does not change color after damage, odorless and has a mild taste

Value: deadly poisonous mushroom



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