Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 31, 2021

Death cap and destroying angel mushrooms are growing, East Bay park officials warn 

Kron4 reports

Two of the world’s most toxic wild mushrooms, named “death cap” and “destroying angel,” are beginning to fruit and spread in the East Bay, park officials warned Thursday.

These mushrooms contain amatoxins, molecules that are deadly if consumed.

The death cap (Amanita phalloides) and Western destroying angel (Amanita ocreata) grow every winter when the weather turns wet and rainy.

Read more at  Death cap and destroying angel mushrooms are growing, East Bay park officials warn | KRON4


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