The autumn skullcap, now there is a name that shouts “Eat
me!”. They grow on dead wood and are found throughout the
world; as far north as the Arctic and as far south as Australia.
As with many other poisonous mushrooms the skullcaps look
similar to other, edible species. In this case they may be con-
fused with honey fungus, sheathed woodtuft and velvet foot
amongst others. So the message here is if you do not know
exactly what you are doing, there is a good chance you will die!
The active ingredient here is yet again the infamous amatox-
in. So if you value your liver function steer clear of the autumn