Dormant Death Saprophyte

Rains awaken dormant death spore under decaying leaves emerging disguised as mature Amanita family saprophyte.

Awakened by rains dormant death spore under decaying leaves emerges disguised as mature Amanita family
saprophyte awaiting foolish mushroom pickers.

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In forest a dormant spore under decaying leaves until recent rains death awaits disguised as this mature Amanita family saprophyte awaiting those foolish enough to pick and eat it.

Mushroom looks innocent enough viewed from this angle where what is left of its shroud or skirt on the long stem is not visible as warning that it belongs to famous family responsible for most poisonous fungi toxin deaths.

Although the exact name of this member is not known to me, I know that it is best to leave this saprophyte I saw last Sunday in an Eastern Townships forest alone.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DORMANT”.

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