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Russula cyanoxantha.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Charbonničre, Charcoal Burner, Frauentäubling, Kékhátú galambgomba, Russule charbonničre
Russula cyanoxantha 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8139
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Russula cyanoxantha F Mushroom
Ref No: 8140
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Russula cyanoxantha Mushroom
Ref No: 8141
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Russula cyanoxantha2F Mushroom
Ref No: 8497
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Green, Violet or purple, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula cyanoxantha (Schaeff. ex Secr.) Fr. Charcoal Burner, Russule charbonničre, Charbonnier, Frauentäubling, Kékhátú galambgomba, Colombina iridescente, colombina maggiore, moreleto, Regenboogrussula. Cap 5–15cm across, first globose, later flattening to depressed at the centre, sometimes one colour but usually a mixture, dullish lilac, purplish, wine-coloured, olive, greenish or brownish, sometimes entirely green (var. peltereaui), firm to hard, greasy when moist, with faint branching veins radiating from centre, half peeling. Stem 50–100 x 15–30mm, white, sometimes flushed purple, hard, giving no or a slightly greenish reaction when rubbed with iron salts not salmon as in most Russulas. Flesh white. Taste mild. Gills adnexed to slightly decurrent, whitish to very pale cream, rather narrow, oily to the touch and flexible, not brittle as in most Russulas, forked at times. Spore print whitish (A). Spores broadly elliptic, with low, up to 0.6µ high warts; fine lines absent, 7–9 x 6–7µ. Cap cystidia scattered, small, short and narrow (2–4µ), cylindrical, teat-ended. Habitat under broad-leaved trees. Season summer to late autumn. Very common. Edible – good.(Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous)Distribution, America and Europe.

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Sue Mallinson (United Kingdom) - 20 August 2015

In the grounds of our local stately home, November 2014
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 13 January 2013

Ioana Tudor si Paul Covic, Romania, 13 ianuarie 2013 hulubita, vinetica
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 30 August 2012

Russula cyanoxantha. Great edible mushrooms.
Russula cyanoxantha2F
Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

Sep 10, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, under Oak on verge
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 29 April 2011

Very common in south Europa.In Serbia people prefer them grilled mostly. Fin and photo taken by Marjan Kustera,Serbia,Vranje district.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 May 2009

Hungarian name, Kékhátu galambgomba
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