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A common species of Amanita fungus that occurs in broad-leaved woodland, usually in association with birch, beech or oak.


 

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Peter Orchard

Amanita rubescens: the blusher

Post date: Sunday, 22 January, 2017 - 21:19

The blusher (Amanita rubescens) is a very common but variable species of Amanita fungus that occurs in broad-leaved woodland, usually in association with birch, beech or oak. It is one of the first to fruit after rain in the late summer or early autumn. It can be found in small groups but is more often solitary. This species is particularly prone to attack by insects and little holes can often be seen in the stem.

This species is edible and "usually excellent". That said, it is an Amanita and if you make a mistake in identification ... I'll say no more. 


 

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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Common Name Blusher
Scientific Name Amanita rubescens
Interest Level
1
Species Family Amanita Fungi
Preferred Environment
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Additional Identification Notes