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

synonyms: Fragile Russula, Törékeny galambgomba, Wechselfarbiger Speitäubling
Russula fragilis 3 Mushroom
Ref No: 8164
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Russula fragilis Mushroom
Ref No: 8165
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Russula fragilis2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8166
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Green, Red or redish or pink, Violet or purple
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
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula fragilis (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr. Fragile Russula, Russule fragile, Wechselfarbiger Speitäubling, Törékeny galambgomba, Colombina fragile, Broze Russula. Cap 2–5cm across, convex, then flattening or depressed, variable in colour, usually purplish or violet-tinted and rather pale, or purplish-red, purple-violet, olive-greenish, even lemon yellow, often with combinations of these, with a darker, paler or olive-tinted centre, thin-fleshed, usually delicate and fragile, three-quarters peeling. Stem 25–60 x 5–15mm, white, cylindrical to slightly club-shaped. Flesh white. Taste very hot, smell slightly fruity. Gills adnexed, white to very pale cream, with tiny nicks along their edges. Spore print whitish (A–B). Spores somewhat globose with warts up to 0.5µ high, joined by fine lines forming an almost complete network, 7.5–9 x 6–8µ. Cap cystidia cylindrical to club-shaped, with 0–2 septa, reacting strongly with 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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Nikola Milosevic (Yugoslavia) - 04 March 2013

Find and photo taken 1st December 2012 Near Nis city,Serbia Micological Society of Nis, Serbia
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 14 January 2010

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 06 May 2009

Hungarian name, Törékeny galambgomba
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