Observation 207657: Amanita rubescens var. alba Coker
When: 2015-06-20
No herbarium specimen
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Solitary immature specimen growing on a mossy bank in mixed forest. Cap measures 22mm across, stem is 90mm long. Red staining at sites of insect damage on stem base and edge of cap. Too young to get any spores. I don’t know of any other white “blushers”, so this is my best guess.

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If the fruiting body had red-bruising that doesn’t show in the photos, you…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-25 18:33:45 CDT (-0400)

should go with your eyes and not mine.

Very best,


How would I know?
By: Brian Adamo (adamo588)
2015-06-25 17:55:13 CDT (-0400)

I would think that decay would be evidenced by a brown color rather than red. I should also mention that the staining is redder than my underexposed pictures would make you think. Should we call this something else?

You should consider whether the color change might be due to decay…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2015-06-25 16:41:17 CDT (-0400)

rather than being a rubescent response.

Very best,


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