Guide To Poisonous Fungi: Part One

Mushrooms are great, they taste delicious and they can adopt the flavors you cook them with. However, there are mushrooms and other fungi that should never be eaten or even touched. We talked about beautifully deadly flowers. Now, we’re gonna talk about funny fungus that could make you drop dead! Fun, right? So let’s get started.


California Agaricus

Scientific Name: Agaricus Californicus

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Unknown


Felt-Ringed Agaricus

Scientific Name: Agaricus hondensis

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Severe gastrointestinal upset


Agaricus Menieri

Native Land: Europe

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Abdominal pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea


Agaricus Moelleri

Native Land: Europe

Toxicity Level: Mild-severe

Poisoning Symptoms: Severe gastrointestinal upset



Agaricus Pheolepidotus

Native Land: Europe

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Unknown


Agaricus Placomyces

Native Land: North American and Europe

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Gastrointestinal upset


Yellow-Staining Mushroom

Scientific Name: Agaricus Xanthodermus

Native Land: Unknown

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Gastrointestinal upset


American Abrupt-Bulbed Lepidella

Scientific Name: Amanita Abrupta

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Deadly

Poisoning Symptoms: Unknown


Sunshine Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Aprica

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea



Boudier’s Lepidella

Scientific Name: Amanita Boudieri

Native Land: Europe

Toxicity Level: Deadly

Poisoning Symptoms: Stomach pains, vomiting, death


Cleft-Foot Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Brunnescens

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Deadly

Poisoning Symptoms: Stomach pains, vomiting, diarrhea, death


Amanita Citrina

Native Land: Unknown

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Nausea, dysphoria, delirium, ataxia, myoclonic movement, seizures, somnolence, hallucinations, and vomiting


Coker’s Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Cokeri

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, vomiting, diarrhea


Booted Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Cothurnata

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, vomiting, diarrhea



European Solitary Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Echinocephala

Native Land: Europe, Western Asia, North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pains


Powdery Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Farinosa

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: DEADLY

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, vomiting, death


Amanita Flavorubescens

Native Land: North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, diarrhea, vomiting


Gemmed Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Gemmata

Native Land: Europe, North Africa, Asia, North America

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, stomach pains


Amanita Gioiosa

Native Land: Europe and North Africa

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, vomiting, diarrhea


Amanita Gracilior

Native Land: Europe

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, diarrhea, stomach pains


Eucalyptus Fly Agaric

Scientific Name: Amanita Heterochroma

Native Land: Europe and North Africa

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pains



Hongo’s Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Hongoi

Native Land: Japan

Toxicity Level: Mild to severe

Poisoning Symptoms: Liver damage, kidney failure, stomach pains, diarrhea


Japanese Ringed-Bulbed Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Ibotengutake

Native Land: Japan

Toxicity Level: Mild to severe

Poisoning Symptoms: Liver damage, kidney failure, stomach pains, diarrhea


Fly Agaric

Scientific Name: Amanita Muscaria

Native Land: Unknown

Toxicity Level: Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, diarrhea, vomiting


Panther Cap

Scientific Name: Amanita Pantherina

Native Land: Europe, North Africa, Eastern Asia

Toxicity Level: Medium-Mild

Poisoning Symptoms: Depression, ataxia, waxing, hallucinations, waning obtundation, hyperkinetic behavior


Grey Veiled Amanita

Scientific Name: Amanita Porphyria

Native Land: North America and Europe

Toxicity Level: Mild-Severe

Poisoning Symptoms: Cramps, vomiting, diarrhea


Hongo’s False Death Cap

Scientific Name: Amanita Pseudoporphyria

Native Land: Asia

Toxicity Level: Mild-Several

Poisoning Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhea, cramps


This is one of a few parts because there are so many fungi that can kill you or seriously harm you. Please be cautious and do your research for it all. Stay safe, stay smart, and stay vigilant.


Guide To Poisonous Fungus: Part One was researched, written, and edited by Emmalie Roberts. For more articles, check out our blog page, here, and don't forget to follow us on social media, here, for daily tips, tricks, and reminders for your path to holistic health.


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