Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 22

Poisonous and Hallucinogenic Mushrooms   
(30 pictures)

22 -1 Amanita phalloides.jpg (5664 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - a Slovak poster warning about Amanita phalloides (death cap) - source of the deadly amanitins.  This fungus was found on Vancouver Island for the first time in 1998.
22-2 toxic Amanitas.jpg (7175 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - German cartoon of robber Amanita spp. - "Your money and your life."
22-3 Galerina autumnalis.jpg (3412 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Galerina autumnalis - amanitins
22-4 Gyromitra esculenta.jpg (5156 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Gyromitra esculenta - gyromitrin, monomethylhydrazine
22-6 Cortinarius orellanoides.jpg (9042 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Cortinarius orellanoides - orellanine
22-7 Coprinus atramentarius.jpg (7809 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Coprinus atramentarius - coprine
22-9 Inocybe lanuginella.jpg (12288 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Inocybe lanuginella - muscarine.
22-10 Inocybe fastigiata.jpg (8485 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Inocybe fastigiata - muscarine.
22-11 Clitocybe dealbata.jpg (8247 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Clitocybe dealbata - muscarine.
22-12 Amanita muscaria.jpg (10539 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Amanita muscaria - ibotenic acid/muscimol.
22-13 Amanita muscaria2.jpg (21337 bytes) a charming rendition of A. muscaria as the fly agaric, by the French artist M. Sabatier.
22-14 Soma book.jpg (8224 bytes)  

...quite a billing to live up to!  Does Amanita muscaria really have such awesome qualities?  I don't recommend that you experiment.

22-15 Amanita fresco.jpg (6381 bytes) Amanita muscaria portrayed as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in an old fresco at the Abbaye de Plaincourault, Mérigny, France.
22-16 mushroom trip painting.jpg (14250 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - an artist's impression of the magic mushroom phenomenon (psilocybin)
22-17 magic mushroom guide.jpg (6101 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - the cover of a guide to growing magic mushrooms - psilocybin.
22-18 magic mushrooms growing.jpg (9193 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - a picture from the book above...of young Psilocybe cubensis (Strophariaceae) - psilocybin...
22-19 magic mushrooms mature.jpg (5841 bytes) ...and another, of mature Psilocybe cubensis - psilocybin..
22-20 magic mushrooms dried.jpg (5234 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - dried magic mushrooms, as found 'on the street' - psilocybin.
22-21 curandera.jpg (7008 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - a Mexican curandera administering the sacrament of the mushrooms
22-22 Panaeolus.jpg (13463 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - Panaeolus foenisecii - psilocybin.
22-23 Gymnopilus.jpg (6913 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - Gymnopilus spectabilis  (big laughing Gym) - psilocybin.
22-24 hallucinogenic agarics.jpg (37042 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - a pictorial survey of some magic mushrooms - psilocybin.
22-25 mushroom stones.jpg (5948 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - mushroom stones from Guatemala.
22-26 Alice and the caterpillar.gif (11093 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - Alice meets the caterpillar...who gives her some of his magic mushroom (illustration by Tenniel)...
22-27 Alice sculpture.jpg (8684 bytes) Hallucinogenic mushrooms - Alice in Wonderland bronze mushroom sculpture in Central Park, New York.
22-28 hallucinogenic puffballs.jpg (7421 bytes) Hallucinogenic puffballs - psilocybin?
22-29 Boletus satanas.jpg (6175 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Boletus satanas - unspecified GI toxins
22-30 Boletus splendidus.jpg (8609 bytes) Poisonous mushrooms - Boletus splendidus - unspecified GI toxins.
22-31 mushroom chocolates1.jpg (6398 bytes) mushroom chocolates represented on box as Agaricus...
22-32 mushroom chocolates2.jpg (7894 bytes) ...but as Amanita inside. Caveat emptor, caveat mycophagist!
   Go to Chapter 23
   Go to Table of Contents

© Mycologue Publications 2001