Lab 5 Fungi Journal Entry

The Fungi that I chose to focus on from this weeks observations is the False Death-Cap, also known as Amanita Citrina. The False Death-cap is a mycorrhizal mushroom that tends to grow with deciduous or coniferous trees and favors neutral or slightly alkaline soil. The mushrooms begin growing in a sac called the volva or universal veil and dirty white colored fragments of this are visible on the cap of the fruiting body. The rest of the fruiting body is white with a yellow tinge. It is not a species that is used by humans for food or for medicinal purposes but it is important for some fly species, slugs, snails, and some small mammals who use it as food. Although the False Death-Cap is classified as inedible or mildly toxic, it can easily be confused with Death-Caps which are deadly if ingested.

Posted by maiabergeron maiabergeron, October 13, 2021 10:42 PM


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