Blusher  (Amanita rubescens )



Eating notes: This fungus MUST be cooked thoroughly. It is recommended that it is first par-boiled and the cooking water discarded.




Cap: 5-15cm Pinkish-brown with grey scales. Strongly convex at first later expanding to flat.

Gills: Free, white and crowded. Slowly bruising pink.

Stem: Stocky, with a bulbous base. Greyish white, bruising pink. Has a hanging ring with fine striations on the upper surface.

Spores: White

Flesh: White. Slowly bruising pink.

Habitat: In small groups in woodland.

Frequency: Very Common

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