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

synonyms: Glänzender Täubling, Purple Swamp Brittlegill
Russula nitida Mushroom
Ref No: 8207
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Russula nitida2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8208
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Green, Red or redish or pink, 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 nitida (Pers. ex. Fr.) Fr.
Glänzender Täubling, Purple Swamp Brittlegill.
Cap 2–6cm across, convex then flattening or with a depression, variable in colour, various purplish to red hues, or often rather pale washed-out colours, greyish rose, wine, buff or greenish, the latter often in the centre with the margin reddish or purplish, thin-fleshed, fragile, peeling up to two-thirds; margin usually strongly furrowed. Stem 20–90 x 5–20mm, white or rose tinted, narrow club-shaped, fairly firm to fragile. Flesh white. Taste mild or very slightly hot. Gills adnexed to free, straw, fairly widely spaced and allowing the connecting veins at their bases to be seen easily. Spore print pale ochre (E–G). Spores ovoid with spines up to 0.7µ or more high, fine lines absent or nearly so, 8–11 x 6–9µ. Cap cystidia abundant, cylindrical or narrow club-shaped, with 0–1 septa, strongly reacting to SV. Habitat with birch especially in damp places. Season summer to autumn. Common. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous) Found In Europe.

Mushroom Recipes
Russulas on Toast
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