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synonyms: Foltos galambgomba, Gefleckter Täubling, Russule tachetée
Russula maculata Mushroom
Ref No: 8195
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Russula maculata Mushroom
Ref No: 8502
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink, Orange
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 maculata Quél. Gefleckter Täubling, Foltos galambgomba, Russule tachetée.
Cap 4–10cm across, convex, soon flattening and depressed, coral to pale pink, sometimes almost orange, often cream in part, especially the centre, frequently with rusty spots, peeling at the margin only, margin eventually furrowed. Stem 30–90 x 10–35mm, white, sometimes tinted pink, rusty spotted, browning. Flesh white. Taste sometimes hot, rarely mild, smell fragrant (cedarwood). Gills adnexed-free, palish ochre, forked, connected by veins at their bases. Spore print pale ochre to ochre (G–H). Spores subglobose to ovoid with warts up to 1.2µ high, isolated or mostly joined by lines to form a rather incomplete network, 8–10 x 7–9µ. Cap surface hyphae tapering, cylindrical or swollen at the tip. Cap cystidia abundant, cylindrical, spindle-shaped or slightly club-shaped, without septa, reacting with SV. Habitat with deciduous trees. Season summer to autumn. Uncommon. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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