Amanita rubescens

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Amanita rubescens

10 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

The Blusher

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, covered with veil remnants, pinkish to reddish brown, to about 15 cm across

Gills

Crowded, free, white, sometimes tinged pinkish

Stem

+/- equal, broadening at the base, decorated with a zig-zag pattern, ring fleshy, pendulous and lined on its upper surface, whitish to pinkish

Flesh

Firm, white, slowly pink on cutting

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores broadly ellipsoidal, smooth (8-10) x (5-5.5) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

Take care not to confuse with A. excelsa var spissa and A. pantherina

Additional Photographs

Amanita rubescens

10 October 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin