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Amanita rubescens, also known as Blushing Amanita, is a large, rosy-brown, fleshy agaric that has cap patches, white gills, a bulbous base, and a ring on the stem. A significant characteristic is that it blushes when bruised or cut, and is since also called the blusher. It grows solitary or scattered on soil in woods generally.
pinkish-brown with grey to pink patches on the surface. At first, it is sub-spherical, becoming convex and finally flattened. The flesh is moderately firm and white, becoming brownish pink were cut or damaged. Gills
crowded, soft, white to off-white, free from the stem, with pink tinges appearing on damaged areas. Stem
downy, grey, white, or pink, bears a prominent pendent ring with furrows on its upper surface. The base is swollen and girdled and lacks a sacklike volva. Spore print
The spores are broadly ellipsoidal to ovoid in shape, with a smooth surface. They measure 8-9 µm in length and 5-5.5 µm in width. They are amyloid.
include Amanita pantherina
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