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mushroom foraging guide Deathcap

Names

Common: Deathcap

Latin: Amanita Phalloides

Edibility

Edibility:Deadly Poisonous

Eating notes: This is the most poisonous species of fungus in the British Isles. There is no known antidote and ingestion is usually fatal.

Season

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Description

Cap: 5-12cm Initially convex then expanding. Streaky pale olive green

Gills: White, free, crowded.

Stem: 6-12cm White with faint banding. Large hanging ring. White cup-like volva at base of stem.

Spores: White.

Flesh: White. Sickly smell developing after collection.

Habitat: On the ground in deciduous (or occasionally coniferous) woods.

Frequency: Common