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Amanita muscaria
Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria) is common throughout the Low Beskid. This attractive mushroom adds beauty to every forest. Its red cap with white dots makes it one of the most easily identified wild mushroom. The cap is white when the mushroom is very young and later develops into a red cap up to around 8-20 cm (3-8 inches) in diameter. Amanita muscaria is poisonous.
The Low Beskid - The slope of Mount Kopiec - September 29, 2007.

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Ejnar FjerdingstadNice

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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photo. We have these mushrooms in Denmark too, but so far I haven't seen them in France.
Posted Feb 13, 2008 9:07 am

HenrykRe: Nice

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Thank you for your votes and information. We had lots of various mushrooms last year. Too bad Amanita muscaria is poisonous. Greetings, Henryk.
Posted Feb 13, 2008 4:00 pm

MoapaPkAmanita?

MoapaPk

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Amanita bisporigera causes a lot of USA poisonings. Apparently there is a fairly good antitoxin, and the illness takes long enough that people often make it to a hospital in time to get recognition of the symptoms.
Posted Feb 14, 2008 1:30 am

HenrykRe: Amanita?

Henryk

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In Poland about 500 - 1000 people get poisoned by mushrooms from amanita family each year, even though it seems to be common knowledge that they are poisonous. Thank you for the comment and vote. Greetings, Henryk.
Posted Feb 14, 2008 3:20 pm

MTN TraderPoisoning explanation?

MTN Trader

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These mushrooms are reputed to have psychedelic properties (which is apparently not the case). Hence the frequent poisonings.
Posted Feb 14, 2008 8:21 pm

hasuenot exactly psychedelic

hasue

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The shamans mushroom causes delusions not hallucinations according to the book "From Chocolate to Morphine". The toxin muscarine varies in each mushroom so they are unpredictable. They grow at treeline in the high country of Colorado in abundance.
Posted Feb 14, 2008 9:45 pm

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on Feb 13, 2008 2:37 am

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