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Deathcap Mushroom

  • Deathcap Mushroom
  • Deathcap Mushroom

11" × 17" risograph print on brown or factory green


These fun guys came all the way from Europe via Cork trees. In Southern Oregon they grow on the roots of native oak trees. They’re often mistaken for Paddy Straw (Volvariella volvacea) mushrooms, a common non-death- causing Southeast Asian variety.

The size, coloring, and shape of the cap depend on age and environment, but they’re generally white with a greenish or yellowish tint.

They leave a white spore print and have been said to be the most delicious mushroom in existence despite the intense toxicity and permanent organ damage.