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Amanita rubescens - detail

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 26 November 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Soheil from Tehran, Iran

very well framing
nice shot

have a nice day ;)

26 Nov 2012 6:27am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Magnificent light and tones!

26 Nov 2012 9:46am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Very nice point of view! Bravo!

26 Nov 2012 10:06am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

cool macro

26 Nov 2012 1:56pm

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26 Nov 2012 4:37pm

Francisco from Miami, United States

Beautiful macro!

26 Nov 2012 11:34pm

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Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm