Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of Amanita virosa a highly poisonous toadstool know as the Destroying Angel. This young freshly germinated Amanita virosa is growing among the autumn leaves on the forest floor in Japanese woodland where they are quite widespread and common during the Autumn season. A. virosa is one of the most poisonous of all known poisonous mushrooms known to man and attacks the liver and kidneys some hours after being consumed and has serious health implications there on in. It’s habitat is usually mixed woodland and is commonly found in Beech forests, this Amanita virosa was found in the cool mountain forests of Japan which have optimal growing conditions for this rather dangerous species of Fungi from late summer through the Autumn months.