Vicente Herreria's picture

Mushroom intoxication in a cat

Observed: 9th September 2011 By: Vicente Herreria

I need some help with a veterinary publication I´m preparing.
A cat ate this mushrooms and had a muscarinic intoxication so I was trying to find out the scientific/common name of this type of mushroom.
Thanks in advance for your help!


Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

  • Clytocybe? Inocybe?
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

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Fenwickfield's picture


I would advise that you send a sample to The Association of British Fungi Group as it would need microscopic investigation to give you a correct identification.This site is for general identification which can be done by photograph for most things but not for most fungi.I hope this help's.


flaxton's picture

I would second Fenwickfield's

I would second Fenwickfield's suggestion but it does not look like any of the common fungi that contain muscarine.

miked's picture

I would agree with flaxton.

I would agree with flaxton. This species might be a Lepista, they can sometimes look rather brownish when they have lost their blue/purple tints (I am very little confident about this so not put it as an ID).
There is also a possibility it could be an Entoloma some of which can contain muscarine.

Vicente Herreria's picture

Thanks for your comments.

Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately the samples got lost so I´m afraid it is going to remain a mistery. Thanks for your help though.