This is a lethally poisonous, 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. Anyone gathering mushrooms to cook and eat needs to be able to identify this poisonous amanita fungus.
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, close, 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.
Some Volvariella species look similar to older speciemens of Amanita phalloides. They are distinguished by a pale pink spore deposit and lack of a stem ring.
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