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.

Identification difficulty

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


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map