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Eastern North American Destroying Angel

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Amanitaceae: Amanita bisporigera G.F.Atk.

Amanita bisporigera – Eastern North American Destroying Angel

Synonym: Amanitina bisporigera.

Common name: Eastern North American Destroying Angel.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Amanita bisporigera is a deadly poisonous species of fungus in the family Amanitaceae. It is commonly known as the eastern North American destroying angel or just as the destroying angel, although the fungus shares this latter name with three other lethal white Amanita species, A. ocreata, A. verna and A. virosa. The fruit bodies are found on the ground in mixed coniferous and deciduous forests of eastern North America south to Mexico, but are rare in western North America; the fungus has also been found in pine plantations in Colombia. The mushroom has a smooth white cap that can reach up to 10 cm (4 in) across, and a stipe, up to 14 cm (5.5 in) long by 1.8 cm (0.7 in) thick, that has a delicate white skirt-like ring near the top. The bulbous stipe base is covered with a membranous sac-like volva. The white gills are free from attachment to the stalk and crowded closely together. As the species name suggests, A. bisporigera typically bears two spores on the basidia, although this characteristic is not as immutable as was once thought.

Hindi: एमानिटा बिस्पोरिगेरा.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Destroying angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-19.htm">November 19, 2017</A>
LinkDestroying angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 19, 2017
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Trail, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dissected destroying angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-11-19.htm">November 19, 2017</A>
LinkDissected destroying angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera in Wolf Pen Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 19, 2017
Location on mapsWolf Pen Creek Trail, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Death cap mushroom (<B>Amanita bisporigera</B> group) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-17.htm">May 17, 2018</A>
LinkDeath cap mushroom (Amanita bisporigera group) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 17, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected death cap mushroom (<B>Amanita bisporigera</B> group) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-17.htm">May 17, 2018</A>
LinkDissected death cap mushroom (Amanita bisporigera group) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 17, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Taking a closer look at a destroying angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> by President of Gulf States Mycological Society David Lewis in Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-23.htm">June 23, 2018</A>
LinkTaking a closer look at a destroying angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera by President of Gulf States Mycological Society David Lewis in Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve. Warren, Texas, June 23, 2018
Location on maps527 Red Oak Ln, Warren, TX 77664, USA
Destroying angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> on Sundew Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Kountze, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-23.htm">June 23, 2018</A>
LinkDestroying angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera on Sundew Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Kountze, Texas, June 23, 2018
Location on maps362 County Rd 1910, Warren, TX 77664, USA
Dissected destroying angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> on Sundew Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Kountze, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-23.htm">June 23, 2018</A>
LinkDissected destroying angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera on Sundew Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Kountze, Texas, June 23, 2018
Location on maps362 County Rd 1910, Warren, TX 77664, USA
Destroying angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-22.htm">September 22, 2018</A>
LinkDestroying angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, September 22, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
<B>Amanita bisporigera</B> mushrooms in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-26.htm">October 26, 2018</A>
LinkAmanita bisporigera mushrooms in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 26, 2018
Location on maps1405 Bulle Rock Court, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Side view of <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> mushrooms in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-26.htm">October 26, 2018</A>
LinkSide view of Amanita bisporigera mushrooms in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 26, 2018
Location on maps1405 Bulle Rock Court, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Destroying angel mushrooms <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-26.htm">October 26, 2018</A>
LinkDestroying angel mushrooms Amanita bisporigera in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 26, 2018
Location on maps1405 Bulle Rock Court, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected angel mushroom <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-26.htm">October 26, 2018</A>
LinkDissected angel mushroom Amanita bisporigera in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, October 26, 2018
Location on maps1405 Bulle Rock Court, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Destroying angel mushrooms <B>Amanita bisporigera</B>(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-12.htm">June 12, 2019</A>
LinkDestroying angel mushrooms Amanita bisporigera(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 12, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dissected destroying angel mushrooms <B>Amanita bisporigera</B>(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-12.htm">June 12, 2019</A>
LinkDissected destroying angel mushrooms Amanita bisporigera(?) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 12, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Destroying angel mushrooms <B>Amanita bisporigera</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-12.htm">June 12, 2019</A>
LinkDestroying angel mushrooms Amanita bisporigera in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 12, 2019
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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