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UffUff Posts: 3,199
Can someone ID this fungi that I've just found please? It's under beech trees and amongst grass and quite a cluster of them. I think it might be Blusher, Amanita rubescens but not confident to say for certain.

SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire


  • Jenny_AsterJenny_Aster Posts: 935
    Sorry, sad to say I can't help but how I'd love to be an expert. We found ourselves one autumn weekend in a remote part of Germany walking through a forest. We were mesmerised at how many German people, pretty baskets in hands, were foraging for fungi. An untapped food resource maybe? 
    Trying to be the person my dog thinks I am! 

    Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes indeed Jenny_Aster. I only took up the hobby 2 years ago but the more I learn the more I realise there is to learn but we are lucky on here as there are so many members who know their stuff and I'm keen to learn from them. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,861
    @steephill is pretty good at IDing fungi ...

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,068
    I think most fungi with white gills are poisonous. I agree that yours looks like Amanita Rubescans, the Blusher. It is poisonous if eaten raw. I wouldn't want to try it anyway.

    I only trust field mushrooms and ceps, but not all ceps are good. In France you can take them to a pharmacy for identification.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes I agree Dove and I've learned a lot from @steephill
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Bump up for our experts to give me guidance on the op please? 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Bump again in the of getting an answer on original post please.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,678
    Here’s the page from my excellent Roger Phillips book on mushrooms.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Thanks pansyface, I reckon that's the one. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Here is an excellent site for ID of fungi ... as well as insects, wildflowers, trees, birds etc. - 'First Nature'.  🙂

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