Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The most Poisonous Mushrooms

When your in the woods and think eating mushrooms is safe think again.
Cortinarius speciosissimus
This mushroom is equal poisonous as amanita virosa. In the last few years C. specciosissimus has been responsible for many death in Central Europe. Incubation period upto 14 days.
Destroying Angel
This totally white mushroom is one of the most deadly fungus known and despite years of detailed research into the toxins it contains, no antidote excists against their effects on the human body. This mushroom is responsible for 95% of all death after fungus poisoning. Poisoning is characterized by a delay of between 6 to 24 hours.

Entoloma sinuatum
I don't have an English name even for this mushroom. He is fortunately very rare. He looks edible but be aware of the red spore print. Poisoning symptomes are sickness, vomiting and diarrhoea. The latency period is 1-3 hours - more seldon 4-5 hours.

1 comment:

Johnny said...

tho unpleasant, Entoloma sinuatum is hardly a "most" poisonous or even "deadly" fungi, since deaths are rare. its just really unpleasant :)