Genus

Amanita (Amanita mushrooms)

Amanita pantherinoides. Photo: (c) noah_siegel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

The genus Amanita contains about 600 species of agarics including some of the most toxic known mushrooms found worldwide, as well as some well-regarded edible species. This genus is responsible for approximately 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the death cap accounting for about 50% on its own. The most potent toxin present in these mushrooms is α-amanitin.

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