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botanical name:
Amanita rubescens
Amanita rubescens © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  The Blusher
family:  Amanitaceae
characteristics: fungus
height: 0.20m
width: 0.15m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour:
flower colour:
fruit colour: buff
stem/bark: white
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
A fairly large fungus with a cap that is domed shaped at first, then enlarging and flattening out. The upper surface is variable in colour, generally pinkish brown sometimes with a yellowish or reddish flush and covered with white or slightly reddish warty patches. The gills are white and the stem is white often with a pinkish brown flush. The flesh is also white but becomes reddish or pink when bruised. Spores are white. The fruiting bodies are produced from late summer to autumn.

cultivation:
Grows in association with tree roots, most often found in birch, spruce and pine forests.

propagation:
From spores.

other notes:
Toxic when raw but apparently edible when well cooked (extreme caution advised!)

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