Belongs to: amanita family

Compare with: false death-cap

Death cap Amanita phalloide

Best time to see: mid Sep to end Oct

Key facts

A deadly poisonous species that is responsible for most fatal incidents of poisoning

Tastes good and symptoms do appear for 24 hours or so, by which time it is often too late

Olive green or yellowish green cap is distinctive, along with the white gills and stem and volva of all amanitas

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