Although this mushroom looks like a deadly Amanita it is actually edible but not very nice and not worth the risk of confusion with deadly poisonous species.
|Common Names||False Deathcap (EN), Cap Marwol Ffug (CY), Muchomor Cytrynowy (PL), Citromgalóca (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Amanita citrina var. citrina|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Ivory white to yellow with an obvious volval sack and a bulbous base. The skirt is quite large and usually hangs down. The stem can be hollow in older specimens.
The Destroying Angel (Amanita virosa), pictured, or the Deathcap (Amanita phalloides), it is because of this possible confusion and its vile taste that we leave this mushroom well alone. Although edible, not one for the table.
Taste / Smell
Unpleasant. Smells of raw potato.