Story: Poisonous plants and fungi

Death cap mushroom

Death cap mushroom

Death cap mushrooms grow around oak and chestnut trees in a few places in New Zealand. In 2005 a recent arrival in New Zealand became critically ill after eating some cooked death cap mushrooms, and required a liver transplant.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Poisonous plants and fungi - Poisonous fungi', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9791/death-cap-mushroom (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007