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synonyms: Colombe rouge, Hánytató galambgomba, Kirschroter Speitäubling, Russule émétique, Sickener
Russula emetica 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8154
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Russula emetica Mushroom
Ref No: 8155
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Russula emetica3 Mushroom
Ref No: 8446
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Flesh granular or brittle, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula emetica (Schaeff. ex Fr.) S.F. Gray. Sickener, Emetic Russula, Russule émétique, Colombe rouge, Kirschroter Speitäubling, Hánytató galambgomba, Colombina rossa, rossetta, Berijpte russula. Cap 3–10cm across, convex, later flattening or with a shallow depression, scarlet, cherry or blood red, sometimes with ochre-tinted to white areas, somewhat thin-fleshed, fragile, shiny, sticky when moist; skin easily peeling to show pink to red coloured flesh beneath, margin often furrowed when old. Stem 40–90 x 7–20mm, white, cylindrical or more usually somewhat swollen towards the base, fragile. Flesh white, red immediately beneath cap cuticle. Taste very hot, smell slightly fruity. Gills adnexed to free, cream then pale straw. Spore print whitish (A). Spores broadly ovoid; with large warts, 1.2µ high, connected by fine lines to form a large-meshed, almost complete network, 9–11 x 7.5–8.5µ. Cap cystidia mostly narrowly club-shaped with 0–1 septa. Habitat under pines. Season summer to late autumn. Common. Poisonous. Distribution, America and Europe.

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sertac karakas (Turkey) - 13 April 2016

November 15' Istanbul
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Edward Yost (United States) - 17 August 2012

MD Leg of Appalachian Trail/Black Rock Cliff
Dave Kelly (United Kingdom) - 19 September 2011

A Very pretty fungi. From the New Forest UK 2011
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 14 January 2010

Hungarian name, Hánytato galambgomba
Russula emetica3
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 May 2009

Hungarian name, Hánytato galambgomba
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