Amanita rubescens (NL: Parelamaniet / EN: Blusher / DE: Perlpilz, Rötender Wulstling, Fleischchampignon / FR: Amanite rougissante, Amanite vineuse, Amanite rougeâtre, Golmotte, Golmette, Golmelle) is a fungus in the Amanitaceae family. The European blusher has a reddish-brown convex pileus (The pileus is the technical name for the cap, or cap-like part of the fungus), that is up to 15 cm across, and strewn with small cream-coloured warts ("Warts" are pieces of tissue adorning a mushroom's cap, resulting from the deterioration of a universal veil. Warts are similar to patches, but there are more of them). It is sometimes covered with an ochre-yellow flush which can be washed by the rain. The flesh of the mushroom is white, becoming pink when bruised or exposed to air. This is a key feature in differentiating it from the poisonous False Blusher or Panther cap (Amanita pantherina), whose flesh does not. Although edible, it can be confused with deadly poisonous species, and should definitely be avoided by novice mushroomers.
Image: Zoersel (BE) – 30/09/2012
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