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Florida Fungi

Amanita virosiformis

ID 127
Scientific Name Amanita virosiformis
Common Name Narrow-Spored Destroying Angel
Family Amanitaceae
Class Agaricales
Info Odor of chlorine; as it ages it will start to smell of rotting proteins. Appears similar to other death caps, however the pileus becomes shiny when dried, and the spores are narrow and cylindric, (9.5-) 10.2 - 13.8 (-16.0) x (3.8-) 4.2 - 5.8 (-6.5) ┬Ám.
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Habitat Xeric hammocks under Quercus.
Date Added 2017-03-25 04:52:30
Citation (Murrill) Murrill. 1941. Mycologia 33: 448.
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