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amanita caesarea ceasar's mushroom blagva

Description

The Caesar's mushroom can grow from 6 to 20 centimeters wide, and it usually has a orange to red colored cap. When young, the cap is convex and enveloped in a veil. When older, the caps are completely opened. The stipe is firm, it has a ring and it can be from 5 to 15 centimeters tall. The stipe is a bit widened at the bottom, and it is yellow colored. The remains of the mentioned veil can be seen at the bottom of the stipe. The gills have the same yellowish color and are densely packed. The spore print has a pale yellow color.

   

Chemical reactions

There is no significant data.

Habitat

It grows close to oaks and chestnuts. It likes sunny, warm and dry places. This species can found in certain parts of Europe, Africa and North America.

Season

The Caesar's mushroom can usually be found from August to October, although they can sometimes also be found earlier.

   

Edibility

Edible and of highest quality. It is considered to be one of the most tasty mushrooms. One can prepare them in many different ways; it can even be eaten raw.

Similar species

Probably the only species that could be confused with the Caesar's mushroom, is the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria), but there are certain noticeable differences. The stipe, gills and flesh of the fly agaric are white colored, while in the case of Caesar's mushroom, everything mentioned is yellow colored. One can always find white warts on the caps of thw fly agaric, while there are mostly none on Caesar's mushrooms. Along with having mostly a clear cap, Caesar's mushroom is also known to have remains of the veil present at the bottom of its stipe, even in older specimens.

 

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