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

synonyms: Russule gracile, Slender Brittlegill, Zierlicher Täubling
Russula gracillima Mushroom
Ref No: 8170
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Green, Violet or purple, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula gracillima J. Schaeff. Zierlicher Täubling, Russule gracile, Slender Brittlegill.
Cap 2–6cm across, convex, then flattening, sometimes with an umbo, typically with dull greenish or olive centre and pink margin, but also completely these colours, or pale dull violet, thin-fleshed, fragile, one-third to a half peeling; margin eventually furrowed. Stem 35–70 x 5–10mm, white to greyish rose, soft, fragile. Flesh white. Taste slightly to moderately hot. Gills slightly decurrent, pale cream, thin. Spore print pale cream to cream (C–D). Spores ellipsoid-ovoid with warts up to 1µ high, with very few or no fine lines, 7–9 x 5-7µ. Cap cystidia cylindrical to slightly club-shaped, up to 10µ wide, with 0–1 septa. Habitat under birch. Season summer to late autumn. Uncommon. Edibility unknown – avoid. Found In Europe.

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