mushroomjoe:I found this beautiful young stand of Coprinopsis atramentaria, “Tippler’s Bane,” outside my tent at the Finger Lake Campground in Wasilla. When maturing, this mushroom “deliquesces,” meaning it turns into a melting black goo laden with spores. It adopted its common name because, although it’s edible, it reacts severely if you have alcohol in your system. Symptoms include vomiting, facial reddening, and tingling. Alcohol consumed up to three days after eating this mushroom can still
Yellow Unicorn Entoloma (Entoloma murrayi) … aka “Unicorn Pinkgill”, is a species of fungus in the Entolomataceae family. Found in wet forests of eastern North America, Central and South America, and southeast Asia, the fungus produces yellow mushrooms that have a characteristic sharp umbo on the top of the conical cap. A saprobic species, Entoloma murrayi derives nutrients by breaking down organic matter.
The Destroying Angel has been described as the most deadly mushroom in the world. The name says all there is to be said about this beautiful but deadly mushroom. This mushroom is regarded as very dangerous not because its poisonous, but because, being all white in colour, it could be confused with some white edible mushrooms by a beginner.