False Deathcap - Amanita citrina
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.
Mixed woodland on alkaline or neutral soil, these attractive mushrooms seem to be much less common in areas where the soil is strongly acidic.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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