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synonyms: Büdös galambgomba, Russule fetide, Stinking Brittlegill, Stinktäubling
Russula foetens Mushroom
Ref No: 8162
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Russula foetens2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8163
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Russula foetens Mushroom
Ref No: 8447
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow, Brown
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 foetens (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. Fetid Russula, Russule fetide, Stinktäubling, Büdös galambgomba, Rossola fetente, colombina fetida, Stinkende russula. Cap 5–12cm across, globose at first, later convex, finally flattening, at times with a central depression, dull brownish ochre to honey-coloured, thick-fleshed, rigid, slimy or glutinous; margin furrowed and with small, low warts. Stem 50–120 x 15–40mm, whitish to buff, cylindrical or swollen in the middle, hard and rigid but easily breaking. Flesh white, irregular cavities forming in stem. Taste of gills very hot, of stem flesh almost mild, in addition bitter or oily, smell strongly oily or rancid. Gills adnexed, creamy, often brown spotted, thickish and well spaced. Spore print pale to medium cream (B–D). Spores somewhat globose with strong warts, up to 1.5µ high, isolated or an occasional fine line joining them, 8–10 x 7–9µ. Cap cystidia cylindrical, tapering or spindle-shaped, not reacting to SV. Habitat under broad-leaved trees or conifers. Season late summer to late autumn. Common. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 24 July 2012

Russula foetens. Poisonous mushrooms.
Russula foetensF
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 10 December 2011

Hungarian name, Büdös galambgomba
Russula foetensF
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