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Amanita Muscaria var. Alba
Amanita Muscaria var. Alba often grows near Birch trees. These fungi contain the two toxins ibotenic and muscimol. When ingested these toxins contain hallucinogenic properties but they can damage the liver and are potentially fatal. Photographed in Royal Basin, August 25, 2007.

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dmiki:)

dmiki

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What do you mean 'but'? ;)
Posted Oct 10, 2007 10:38 am

gimpilatorRe: :)

gimpilator

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Good question. Even though these mushrooms are poisonous, some people have been known to tempt fate and eat them anyway for their psychedelic effects. This seems like an unnecessary risk to me considering we have several other edible psychedelic mushrooms species that are indigenous to this area.
Posted Oct 10, 2007 6:21 pm

dmikiRe: :)

dmiki

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A fitting reply :)
Posted Oct 11, 2007 3:24 am

OlympicMtnBoywow

OlympicMtnBoy

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what a fierce looking club-like mushroom! I haven't had the fortune to see this one yet.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 7:39 pm

gimpilatorRe: wow

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It was a lucky sighting for sure. The only time I have ever seen one.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 11:59 pm

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gimpilatorSubmitted by gimpilator
on Oct 10, 2007 10:06 am

Image ID: 346140
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Amanita Muscaria var. Alba

Image Type(s): Hiking, Flora