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

synonyms: Coral Brittlegill, Rehbrauner Täubling, Russule de Velanovsky, Téglavörös galambgomba
Russula velenovskyi Mushroom
Ref No: 8290
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location: Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Red or redish or pink, Brown, Grey to beige, Orange
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 velenovskyi Melzer & Zvara.
Rehbrauner Täubling, Téglavörös galambgomba, Russule de Velanovsky, Coral Brittlegill.
Cap 3–8cm across, almost globose at first, then flattening and with a depression, often with a low umbo, red, coral, brick, wine- or flesh-coloured, pale ochre or buff in places, fleshy, two-thirds peeling. Stem 30–60 x 10–15mm, white, often tinged pink especially near base, firm, powdered above. Flesh white. Taste mild. Gills almost free, cream. Spore print deep cream (E–F). Spores ovoid with warts up to 0.7µ high, with a very few thin lines, 6.5–9 x 5.5–7.5µ. Cap cystidia sparse, mostly cylindrical, sometimes with septa, occasionally narrow club-shaped, with sparse granules staining in fuchsin. Habitat under broad-leaved trees and pine. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. 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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