Stock photo of the Destroying Angel a poisonous form of Amanita fungi, specifically Amanita virosa. Many of the Amanita species of mushrooms or toadstools can be deadly such as this Destroying Angel, the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) and the Death cap (Amanita phalloides). The Destroying Angel is one of the most poisonous of all known poisonous mushrooms and attacks the liver and kidneys some hours after being consumed. 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 perfect growing conditions during the Autumn months and mushroom picking season, a great time fungal foraging with so many varieties of fungi available, edible wild foods and others not so edible! .