How to identify poisonous mushrooms?

In the guide, we have listed the potentially poisonous and potentially deadly dangerous mushroom species and their possible side effects.

Elif Aksüt
Elif Aksüt 2023-03-15
How to identify poisonous mushrooms?

As soon as we get away from the tiring routines of the city and throw ourselves into nature, we can meet the traces of a relaxing life. So much so that, thanks to the clean atmosphere and relaxing nature of nature, we can all start to dream of living there. At the point where we feel nature as our home, we can try to taste many fruits and vegetables, starting from the leaves. Although this initiative sometimes makes it possible to return to nature, it can also have a negative result when we come across dangerous foods. Mushrooms are one of the foods that we can encounter with all kinds of negativities if we eat them in nature. Recently, cases of mushroom poisoning have been seen especially in the Black Sea and Aegean Regions. At this point, there are a few tips you need to know in order to understand the possibility of mushrooms being poisonous or deadly. Let's take a look together.


Which Mushrooms Are Poisonous?

It usually takes an expert examination to understand whether mushrooms in nature are poisonous or deadly. In this case, it can be determined whether the mushroom examined in the laboratory environment is poisonous. Although it is difficult to detect when we do not have experience with mushrooms, situations such as remarkable color and shape can give us some clues about poisonous mushrooms. There are more than 100 poisonous mushroom species in Turkey. Generally, red-capped and white-spotted mushrooms can be poisonous.


Morel Midwife Mushroom

Morel midwife mushroom has a color structure in brown-red tones. In addition, these mushrooms attract attention due to their irregular and curved structure. Even just one of them is enough to poison the whole body of the morel midwife mushroom, which is seen in coniferous forests and mountainous lands. That's why you have to be very careful.


Village Nomad Mushroom

One of the mushrooms that exposes Turkey to frequent poisoning cases is the Köygöçren type. Köygöçilen mushroom is also known as “evcikkıran”. This species, which resembles an edible white mushroom in form, can be confused a lot by people. In the early stages of the Köygöçen mushroom, its cap attracts attention with its olive yellow-green and bright khaki colors. In the following periods, the cap color of the mushroom starts to lighten gradually. Likewise, as it begins to grow, it continues to turn towards the lightest shade of olive green and white.


Agulu Mushroom

Agulu mushroom is one of the most striking mushroom species with its distinctive color resembling egg yolk. The cork mushroom, which has a slippery surface and a dense structure, is a highly poisonous species. Severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and sweating complaints can be seen when the cork mushroom, which is seen in the stump of leafy trees from the beginning of summer to the end of autumn, is consumed. When these complaints are seen, it is necessary to consult a doctor directly.


Amanita Pantherina

One of the poisonous mushrooms that starts to grow in the spring and continues its phase until the end of autumn is known as amanita pantherina. The distinctive feature of the mushroom species, which attracts attention with its flamboyant and large structure, is that it has a very nice smell. You should know that this type of mushroom can be very dangerous, even if it attracts you in the first place with its nice smell.


Devil Mushroom

Satanic mushroom, which is generally seen in the Black Sea Region in Turkey, can have a negative effect on the digestive system. You can easily distinguish the devil's mushroom, which is one of the most deadly mushrooms in the world, thanks to its flamboyant and large structure.


False Grandpa Mushroom

The false grandfather mushroom, which is seen in Europe and Asia, has a very dangerous structure that can lead to death when consumed unconsciously. The deceptive feature of this species, which contains a poison called amatoxin, is that it resembles a normal mushroom structure. Consumption of false grandfather mushroom, which damages the liver in a short time, is so dangerous that it can even lead to death.


As soon as the weather warms up in Campalow, "How to identify poisonous mushrooms?" We have created a content named Thanks to the guide, which includes the images and information of many mushrooms, you can consume foods more consciously in nature. If you like camping in nature and want to take medical precautions against all kinds of dangers, you can take a look at the article titled "The must-have of the camping bag: First aid supplies". In the same way, you can review our article titled "First aid methods against animal bites in the camp" to take a quick measure against animal bites in nature. We wish you a good time for your camping holiday!

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