Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica
versión On-line ISSN 1851-2372
LECHNER, Bernardo E. y ALBERTO, Edgardo. Poisonous species of Agaricales found in Argentina: new record of Amanita pantherina and revaluation of the edibility of Tricholoma equestre. Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. [online]. 2008, vol.43, n.3-4, pp. 227-235. ISSN 1851-2372.
Mushrooms are not usually included in the traditional eating habits of the Argentinean population. Nevertheless, there are some people that consume wild species. This practice has caused poisoning to important number of adults and children over the last years. In the present paper we describe the poisonous mushroom Amanita pantherina as a new record for Argentina and we provide a key for the identification of the species of Amanita belonging to Secc. Amanita found in our country. We also describe and explain a new poisoning syndrome caused by Tricholoma equestre. This species was recently prohibited in some countries of Europe.
Palabras llave : Amanita; Ibotenic acid; Muscimol; Rhabdomyolisis; Tricholoma equestre.