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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
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.

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

From spores.

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