, also known as the Latin American death cap
is a mushroom
of the large genus Amanita
, which occurs in Central
and South America
. Deadly poisonous, it is a member of section phalloideae and related to the death cap A. phalloides
. It is named after mycologist R. M. Aroche.
It is known as hongo gris in Mexico, where it is found under oak. It differs from the death cap in the colour of its cap, which is brownish to grayish.