Belongs to: fungi

False death-cap Amanita citrina


Best time to see: early Sep to end Oct

Key facts

A pale fungus in the amanita family, resembling and much commoner than the deadly poisonous death-cap

Covered with loose, pale-to-brownish patches which are the remains of the characteristic veil

A woodland species, not poisonous but distasteful, and smelling of raw potatoes

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Photo © Tony Gunton