|Latin Name||Amanita Phalliodes|
|Maximum height (CM)||15|
|Maximum width (CM)||12|
|Smell||Sweet getting stronger on drying.|
|Gills||White/cream, free of the stem. Crowded.
|Spore Print||White. Elliptical to subglobose.
|Stem||White bulbous and surrounded by a thin veil (volva) which is sack-like at ground height, tapering slightly towards the cap. The top of the volva will often be found attached to the stem more than halfway up, looking like a skirt.|
|Cap||Convex at first looking a little like a Puff Ball then opening and flattening. Olive/green sometimes with a flush of tan or yellow. Slimy when wet but still looking shiny when dry.|
|Habitat||Most mixed woodland, particularly with oak and other deciduous trees.|
|Description||Although causing the most fatalities this deadly fungus has no known antidote. The symptoms start several hours after ingestion with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pains and can last for a few days; this is followed by what seems to be a full recovery for a few days but ending in death from kidney and liver failure.
Identifying White Mushrooms