Amanita subjunquillea

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Amanita subjunquillea, also known as the East Asian death cap is a mushroom of the large genus Amanita, which occurs in East and Southeast Asia. Deadly poisonous, it is a member of section phalloideae and related to the death cap A. phalloides.

Initially little reported, the toxicity of A. subjunquillea has been well established; a study in Korea revealed it to have similar effects to A. phalloides, namely delayed gastrointestinal symptoms, hepatotoxicity, and a 12.5% mortality.[1] The species killed five people out of six who ingested them in Hebei, China in 1994.[2]

An all-white variety, Amanita subjunquillea var. alba is known from southwestern China, Japan, and Northern India.

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  1. Template:Ko icon Rho HJ, Kim JH, Kang HR, Lee MK, Hyun SH, Kang YM, Lee JM, Kim NS (2000)"Clinical manifestations of Amanita subjunquillea poisoning" Korean J Med. 58(4):453–461
  2. 云南野生蘑菇中毒防治手册 2011.05

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