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

synonyms: Crowded Brittlegill, Feketedő galambgomba, Russule ŕ feuillets denses
Russula densifolia 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 8148
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Russula densifolia 4 Mushroom
Ref No: 8149
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Russula densifolia Mushroom
Ref No: 8150
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown, Black or blackish
normal size: 5-15cm
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Flesh granular or brittle, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula densifolia (Secr.) Gillet syn. R. acrifolia Romagn. Russule ŕ feuillets denses, Feketedő galambgomba, Crowded Brittlegill. Cap 3–12cm across, flattened convex at first, later with a depression, cup- or funnel-shaped, whitish or dull brown in the centre or all over, eventually blackish, sticky when moist, fleshy; margin incurved at first. Stem 25–80 x 6–30mm, white then dull brown to blackish, reddish on bruising, hard. Flesh white at first when cut, then tinged reddish and soon greyish as well, finally dark grey to brownish blackish. Taste hot or very hot, but sometimes almost mild, smell not distinctive. Gills slightly decurrent, white to pale cream, closely spaced, rather narrow and not thick, interspersed with shorter gills. Spore print whitish (A). Spores ovoid with small warts under 0.5µ high, joined by numerous fine lines to form a well-developed network, 7–9 x 6–7µ. Cap hyphae cylindrical or narrowing towards the apex, 3–4µ wide; cap cystidia few, narrow, not reacting to SV. Habitat under both broad-leaved trees and conifers. Season summer to autumn. Common. Edibility suspect- not recommended; other members of this group have caused poisonings. Distribution, America and Europe

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