White toadstool (Amanita virosa) photo and description

White toadstool (Amanita virosa)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Amanitaceae (Amanitaceae)
  • Genus: Amanita (Amanita)
  • Species: Amanita virosa (White toadstool)
    Other names for the mushroom:

  • Stinky fly agaric


  • Amanita muscaria
  • Snow white toadstool
  • White toadstool

White toadstoolWhite toadstool , or White toadstool (Latin Amanita virosa ) is a deadly poisonous mushroom of the genus Amanita (Latin Amanita) of the Amanitaceae family (Latin Amanitaceae).

Grows in coniferous and mixed damp forests on sandy soils from July to September.

Hat up to 12 cm in ∅, wide-conical , slightly sticky , dry shiny, pure white.

The pulp is white with an unpleasant odor.

The plates are free, white. Spore powder is white. The spores are almost spherical, smooth.

Leg up to 7 cm long, 1-1.5 cm ∅, even, thickened towards the base, white, with a delicate

white ring. At the base of the pedicle, the edges of the white saccular sheath are free.

The mushroom is deadly poisonous.

White toadstool can be mistaken for a white float,

white umbrella mushroom, beautiful volvariella, coppice champignon.

Video about the mushroom White toadstool: