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Death-Cap is a deadly poisonous mushroom, widely distributed across Europe. It is (most likely) used in the making of the Death-Cap Draught. Given their name, Death caps are capable of causing death in any living organism upon consumption, given the fungi's extreme toxicity.
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- The deathcap mushroom (Amanita phalloides) is believed to be the cause of most mushroom-related poisonings worldwide, as it resembles edible mushrooms.
- Much more well-known to folklore and magical superstition is the Fly Agaric Mushroom (Amanita muscaria), a cousin of the deathcap, recognisable worldwide for its bright red cap with white spots.
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