Family: Agaricaceae.

The petroleum ether extract of the comminuted fly agaric Amanita muscaria, L. (Fam. Agaricaceae) contains, in addition to a fatty oil, a volatile oil characterized by a strong odor that is also peculiar to edible fungi3). Upon distillation of the dry fungus with water vapor Zellner4) obtained a small amount of camphor-like substance which he called amanitol. It constitutes fine white flocculi, which melt at 40°. It is neutral and has a peculiar odor reminding somewhat of parsley.