False Deathcap - Amanita citrina

    Description

    This mushroom has a fleshy pale lemon yellow cap from 4 to 10 cm across, covered in irregular patches. The is also an all white form (variety alba). The gills and flesh are white. There is a large volva at the base of the 5 to 8 cm tall stem, which has a clear ring.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Mixed woodland on alkaline or neutral soil, these attractive mushrooms seem to be much less common in areas where the soil is strongly acidic.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map