Amanita rubescens: The Blusher

Amanita rubescens is called the blusher because all parts of the mushroom stain pinkish red when damaged. Although our club generally does not recommend eating any Amanitas this is a mushroom that some mycophagists (people who eat mushrooms) do eat. You must be very certain of your identification if you’re going to try this one. […]

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Amanita flavoconia: Yellow Patches

This Amanita with its bright yellow to orange colored cap resembles its cousin, Amanita muscaria var. formosa. One major difference is the yellow colored remnants of the universal veil that dot the cap as opposed to the white remnants that dot the cap of Amanita muscaria var. formosa. A. flavoconia is a smaller mushroom than […]

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Crepidotus applanatus: Flat Crep

  These small, stalkless, white mushrooms are sometimes mistaken for small oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus. Crepidotus species have brown spore prints whereas oysters have a white to lilac spore prints. The small white, shell-shaped caps range from ½ to 1 5/8 inches (1 to 4 cm) wide. They are not very fleshy unlike oyster mushrooms. […]

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