Poisonous Mushrooms

by   Posted on 02/09/2012 in Uncategorized

The majority of mushrooms are actually poisonousThere are three main types of poisonous mushrooms.  They are called little brown mushrooms (LBM), amanitas, and the false morels.  These groups count for the majority of fatal mushroom deaths, the amanitas counting for 90 percent all be themselves.

There are plenty of other mushrooms that can cause stomach aches to physically distress, like loss of coordination, vomiting, cramps and diarrhea.  These  symptoms usually last only 24 hours with no lasting effects on the victim.

Little brown mushrooms

            They appear in spring, fall, and summer, in all habits.  Poisonous little brown mushrooms may grow on soil or wood, in lawns, pastures, and forests.

These includes small to medium size mushrooms with spores of all colors.  Many little brown mushrooms are completely harmless, some mildly poisonous, while a few of them can kill you the mushrooms of the genus Galerinas are most likely the most deadly type of the little brown
mushrooms.  They contain the same deadly poison of the amanitas caused plenty of deaths. They grow in clusters and have brown spores.


They are usually found on the grounds in summer and fall.  Several of the mushrooms in this group contain amanitin, one of the deadliest poisons that can be found naturally.  A single cap from a destroying angel mushroom can kill a man.  An amanita starts as an  egg shaped button which can look like a puffball.  This breaks open as the mushroom grows; when fully  grown they gilled with a parasol shaped cap that can be yellow, red, brown, or  white.  They also have a white spore  spot, a ring on the stem, and the gills are white.

False  morels

False morels  are difficult to determine as edible or not.  Some people have been eating false morels for  years with absolutely no problems at all.  While some people eat these with no problems at the same they are  causing deaths and serious illness in America.  The cause to this is that the toxic chemical MMH differs where they are
grown, people’s tolerance to them, and cooking methods.  They have wrinkled caps.  They may be black, grey, white, brown, or reddish.  They are found in wood lands on the ground, in the seasons of spring, summer, and fall.

Works citied

“Poisonous mushrooms.” Mdc.mo.gov. mdc, n.d. Web. 9 Feb. 2012



4 Responses

  1. This has lots of good information and a great thesis. A couple of things that you may want to look into is proofreading and adding some pictures that show the difference between certain two or more mushrooms.

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