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Amanita phalloides   (Death Cap Amanita)
North America, Europe, Northern Africa and parts of Asia
Cap 6-12 cm diameter, stem 7-12 cm tall * 1 - 1.5 cm thick
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Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap is a medium to large, fleshy agaric with greenish olive cap, whitish stem, ring, no patches but distinctive volval sheath. As the volva, which may be hidden by leaf litter, is a distinctive and diagnostic feature. It is important to remove some debris to check for it.

Cap at first round to egg-shaped and then flat. Varies greatly in colour from grey-white to green and yellow-brown and has dark radial lines from the center. Sometimes with lots of veil remnants. Gills free, broad, white, can turn yellow. Stem white with a scattering of greyish-olive scales and with a swollen, ragged, sac-like white volva (base). Ring white or coloured like the stem, broad, thin, persistent.

Amanita phalloides on the First Nature Web site.
Amanita phalloides on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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