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A Panaeolus poisoning in Scotland

  • Roy Watling


A male and female patient were admitted to the Poison Unit, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, suffering from poisoning caused by eating basidiocarps of Panaeolus subbalteatus (B. & Br.) Sacc. Those basidiocarps involved in the poisoning and later collections are described in full and pertinent ecological data etc. given.


Female Patient Ecological Data Royal Infirmary Poison Unit Panaeolus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Watling
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Botanic GardenEdinburghScotland, Great Britain

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