Amanita phalloides look alikes in S.E. Asia?

Regis.Courtecuisse Regis.Courtecuisse at phare.univ-lille2.fr
Fri Feb 9 06:26:03 EST 1996


In article <4fdffa$b9p at onramp.arc.nasa.gov>, watson at pioneer.arc.nasa.gov 
says...
>
>
>Recently there has been another rash of mushroom
>poisonings in our area due to Amanita phalloides.
>From what I read in the newspaper, the victims were
>immigrants from Asia, and mistook Amanita phalloides
>for an edible Asian variety.  What the paper didn't 
>mention was exactly what was that muchroom, only that
>it was "straw mushroom" and that it had the same "growth patterns"
>as Amanita phalloides (they didn't explain what they meant by that).

Hi ! Probably some Volvariella species ? Usually cultured in Asia.
Differences are the absence of a ring and the pink spores (when mature!)

Sincerely

		regis




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