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amanite rougissante


Blusher (Amanita rubescens), found in South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Amanita rubescens is a fairly common edible amanita found in forests which is good to eat but needs to be well cooked. They turn pink when cut, hence the name. It’s rare to find one before the insects get it first.

Amateurs should leave it strictly alone as it’s easy to confound with the deadly poisonous amanitas.

Also known in French as amanite vineuse, amanite rougeâtre, golmotte, golmette or golmelle.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Karelj