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synonyms: Braungrauer Reiftäubling, Russule gorge de pigeon, Russule grise, Szürkészöld galambgomba
Russula grisea Mushroom
Ref No: 8177
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Brown, 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 grisea (Pers. ex Secr.) Fr.Braungrauer Reiftäubling, Szürkészöld galambgomba, Russule grise, Russule gorge de pigeon.
Rather similar to R. ionochlora and only reliably distinguished by its microscopic characters. The cap colours are rather more dingy, being more dull brownish or greyish. Spores are slightly deeper coloured, cream (D) instead of pale cream (B), 6.5–8 x 5.5–6.5µ, elliptic; warts up to 0.9–1.2µ high, some joined in chains or by fine lines to form an incipient network and only rarely enclosing a mesh. Mainly distinguished by the terminal cells of the cap hyphae being long and narrow, cylindrical or tapering, and not short and broad as in R. ionochlora. Habitat mainly under beech. Season summer to early autumn. Apparently uncommon but perhaps because not easily recognized. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous) Found In Europe.

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