'Egg" of a Death Cap - Amanita phalloides
Part 2 of 4: An early stage in the development of a deadly poisonous Amanita (Amanita phalloides) fruiting body, the universal veil completely covering the mushroom, giving it an egg-like shape, superficially resembling a puffball. Dug out to show portion below soil. Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA.
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