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Different species of Amanita

Explore the world of Amanita mushrooms, a genus of over 600 species with diverse characteristics and applications. From the toxic Death Cap Mushroom (Amanita phalloides) to the culturally significant Amanita muscaria, each species has its own unique story. This journey delves into the taxonomy, ecology, and cultural significance of Amanita mushrooms, revealing their roles in shaping human history and contemporary perspectives.

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600 species

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. (Amatoxins are not found in Amanita Muscaria, however, this deadly toxin is found in)

Death Cap Mushrooms (Amanita phalloides)
Pacific Northwest Poisonous Mushrooms

Amanita ocreata - Wikipedia

"Amatoxins are also found in several other Amanita species (phalloides, bisporigera, hygroscopia, ocreata, suballiacea, tenuifolia, verna, and virosa), as well as in some species of the genera Galerina (autumnalis, marginata, and venenata) and Lepiota (brunneoincarnata, chlorophyllum, helveola, and josserandii)"

Death Cap Mushrooms

This species contains three main groups of toxins: amatoxins, phallotoxins, and virotoxins ..

Amanita muscaria is classified as an illegal substance in the state of Louisiana. (Louisiana State Act 159As such, we do not support or endorse the use of any substance in violation of the law. Nevertheless, we recognize the prevalence of illicit drug consumption and advocate for the dissemination of responsible harm reduction information to ensure the well-being and safety of all individuals.

"Amanita muscaria is, surprisingly, a fully legal mushroom under federal law, and always has been. While psilocybin mushrooms are illegal in the United States, those that contain muscimol as their intoxicating agent are perfectly fine to be sold and purchased, with no restrictions of any kind."

It is highly recommended to exercise caution and thorough research before contemplating the use of Amanita Muscaria, a sacred mushroom. Due to the lack of regulation in internet sales, the origin and quality of these mushrooms may be uncertain. 

List of Amanita species - List Native to Oregon


Section Vaginatae [edit]


Section Caesareae [edit]

A. caesarea

Subgenus Amanitina [edit]

Section Phalloideae [edit]

A. phalloides

Section Validae [edit]

A. flavoconia

Section Roanokenses [edit]

A. abrupta

Section Amidella [edit]

Subgenus Lepidella (= Saproamanita) [edit]

Section Lepidella (= Saproamanita) [edit]

Unknown subgenus [edit]


This is a comprehensive guide to the genus Amanita, which includes over 600 species of mushrooms. The guide covers the taxonomy, ecology, and cultural significance of Amanita mushrooms, as well as their toxic and edible varieties.

The genus Amanita is divided into several subgenera, including Amanitina, Lepidella, and Amidella. Each subgenus has its own unique characteristics and species.

The guide lists over 600 species of Amanita mushrooms, including:

* Amanita muscaria: The fly agaric mushroom, which contains the psychoactive compound muscimol.
* Amanita phalloides: The death cap mushroom, which contains the toxic compounds amatoxins and phallotoxins.
* Amanita ocreata: The destroying angel mushroom, which contains the toxic compounds amatoxins and phallotoxins.
* Amanita caesarea: The Caesar's mushroom, which is edible and considered a delicacy in some cultures.

Amanita mushrooms are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, grasslands, and wetlands. They are decomposers and play an important role in breaking down organic matter.

**Cultural Significance**
Amanita mushrooms have been used in various cultures for their medicinal and spiritual properties. In some cultures, they are considered sacred or have ritual significance.

**Toxic and Edible Species**
The guide lists both toxic and edible species of Amanita mushrooms. Some species, such as the death cap mushroom, are highly toxic and can be fatal if ingested. Others, such as the fly agaric mushroom, are considered edible and can be used in cooking.

The guide provides information on how to identify Amanita mushrooms, including their morphology, habitat, and distribution.

The guide covers the cultivation of Amanita mushrooms, including the use of substrate materials and temperature controls.

**Conservation Status**
The guide provides information on the conservation status of Amanita mushrooms, including their distribution and population trends.

**Interesting Facts**
The guide includes interesting facts about Amanita mushrooms, such as their unique properties and uses.

The guide includes references to scientific studies and other sources of information on Amanita mushrooms.

Here is a list of the species of Amanita mushrooms mentioned in the guide:
**Section Amanita**

* Amanita albocreata
* Amanita aliena
* Amanita altipes
* ...and many others

**Section Vaginatae**
* A.vaginata
* A. argentea
* A. battarrae
* ...and many others

**Section Caesareae**
* A. caesarea
* A. basii
* A. chepangiana
* ...and many others

**Subgenus Lepidella**
* A. chlorinosma
* A. lesueurii
* A. nauseosa
* ...and many others

**Unknown Subgenus**
* Amanita gayana
* Amanita pyramidifera
* ...and many others

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of all the species of Amanita mushrooms. The guide covers over 600 species, but this list only includes a few examples from each section.

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