Gemmed Amanita, Jeweled Deathcap
of a Mushroom
Pathology Information Note
HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL
- CAP yellow to pinkish yellow; covered with small to medium
white scales or warts. GILLS white, close, not attached to the stalk. STALK
white with a bulbous base with a distinct collar; ANNULUS white, fragile
often disappearing with age, located near the top of the stalk. SPORE PRINT
- USA, NC
- Throughout NC.
- Forest or natural area, landscape. Single or in small
groups in mixed hardwood-conifer forests or in pure pine stands.
- Person may appear intoxicated or have visual hallucinations
within 3 minutes to 3 hours after eating. Other reactions include nausea,
vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, irregular and slow heart beat, agitation
and in exceptionally rare cases of severe poisoning - coma, convulsions
- NOT EDIBLE!
- This species is similar to Amanita muscaria ,
A. pantherina, and A. cothurnata and apparently interbreeds
with them. These species do occur in North Carolina but apparently not
as commonly as A. gemmata and A. muscaria.
- HIGHLY TOXIC, MAY BE FATAL IF EATEN!
"Poisonous Plants of North Carolina,"
Dr. Alice B. Russell, Department of Horticultural Science; Dr. James
W. Hardin, Botany; Dr. Larry Grand, Plant Pathology; and Dr. Angela Fraser,
Family and Consumer Sciences; North Carolina State University. All
Pictures Copyright @1997Alice B. Russell, James W. Hardin, Larry Grand.
Computer programming, Miguel A. Buendia; graphics, Brad Capel.
Disclaimer: The list of poisonous plants on this web site does
not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known, or that might
be found in an urban landscape or home. North Carolina State University
does not advise eating any of the plants included in this web site. The
information concerning edibility is taken from the literature, and the
degree of reliability is unknown. We discourage the use of any of these
plants for self medication. In cases of accidental exposure or ingestion,
contact the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.
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