The amanita mushroom Faloides a hat. The foot is thicker at the base and can show various colors like white, yellow or green and gray patterns. It rises and tapers as at the end has a knurled ring. Its size can range between 8 and 15 cm high.
The hat is between 5 and 14 cm in diameter at the edges has a radial silky fibers are not seen easily. Its color usually varies from yellowish white to olive green.
It usually breed in forests of oak, chestnut, oak, beech, etc.
It is found throughout the peninsula in the north and south.
Like all mushrooms, amanita Faloides no flowers, so we can not talk flowering time.
Fungi are composed of a mycelium, which is a set of hebrillas that stretch underground and are linked at the bottom of what is known as a mushroom. This is the basis vegetative mycelium of the fungus, is what endures over the year, while the outer or mushroom is the reproductive system of the fungus and contains spores between the lamellae of the hat.
The amanita Faloides usually appears in the autumnal months. Its development is slowed by cold or dry weather. We can find in any forest but be very careful and not pick it up, as it is extremely dangerous.
This fungus is composed of three main active ingredients: the Falin, which is very easily destroyed with heat, amanitin and phalloidin. The amanitin acts rather slowly, so its effects are much more harmful. By contrast, the phalloidin acts faster and causes intestinal bleeding and liver problems.
Symptoms of poisoning caused by this fungus really slow in appearing, at least 12 hours after ingestion and once digested. In some cases it may take two days. These symptoms are very diverse in nature: continuous vomiting, diarrhea, foul smelling and painful and pale skin. One suffers a loss of blood sugar due to the action of amanitin. The pulse may be too slow or too fast. It can also cause paralysis of the limbs. The symptoms are very irregular, with very acute stages and other apparent improvement. Death may occur soon after or long after ingestion.
To combat the effects of the amanita Faloides serum glucose is used. Also used as a home remedy eating salted drinks. You do not need stomach pumped, because the symptoms appear very late and there was left him no rest.
HABITAT: Forests of oak and beech
FLOWERING: Appears in autumn
PART USED: None
CASTILIAN: Oronja verde, cicuta verde
CATALAN: Farinera borda
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