Amanita arocheae

Amanita arocheae

Amanita arocheae, 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.

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