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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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ISSN Print: 1521-9437
ISSN Online: 1940-4344

International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushr.v16.i3.70
pages 269-271

Dog Intoxication by Lizard's Claw Mushroom, Lysurus cruciatus (Higher Basidiomycetes) in Southern Brazil

Vagner G. Cortez
Graduate Program in Botany, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Maria G. Rossoni
Centro de Informacoes Toxicologicas−CIT-RS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil


A case of mushroom poisoning of a dog caused by a phalloid fungus is reported for the first time. The phalloid caused gastrointestinal syndrome in a 1-year-old dog, and was identified as Lysurus cruciatus, a common phalloid fungus in southern Brazil.

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