Eating notes: This is the most poisonous species of fungus in the British Isles. There is no known antidote and ingestion is usually fatal.
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.
Flesh: White. Sickly smell developing after collection.
Habitat: On the ground in deciduous (or occasionally coniferous) woods.
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