Amanita Verna

Amanita verna, commonly known as the fool's mushroom, Destroying angel or the mushroom fool, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Occurring in Europe in spring, A. verna associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees. The large fruiting bodies (i.e., the mushrooms) appear in summer and autumn; the caps, stipes and gills are all white in colour.

Initially described by the French botanist Jean Baptiste Fran├žois Pierre Bulliard, the fool's mushroom's specific epithet verna is derived from its springtime fruiting habit.

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