Blusher (Amanita rubescens) (11)

Blusher (Amanita rubescens) (11)

Observation - Blusher (Amanita rubescens) (11) - UK and Ireland. Description: Fruiting body growing on edge of rut in woodland ride. 5cm across, dirty white, subglobose with distinct stem. Covered with dense layer of pyramidal warts which easily rubbed off. A visit a few days later identified that what I originally mistook for

Fruiting body growing on edge of rut in woodland ride. 5cm across, dirty white, subglobose with distinct stem. Covered with dense layer of pyramidal warts which easily rubbed off.

A visit a few days later identified that what I originally mistook for a Puffball was The Blusher. Whoops! I clearly need to monitor the development of mushrooms in order to have a better chance of a correct ID.