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Pleurocybella porrigens mushrooms, which are known in Japan as Sugihiratake and in North America as "Angel Wings," occur in various woodlands of North America, Europe, and Asia. Ingesting these mushrooms can produce an acute encephalopthy toxidrome and death. Ingesting these mushrooms was the cause of two deadly outbreaks in Japan in 2004 and 2009. (Photograph by " Strobilomyces" on September 19, 2005. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)