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Russula versicolor Mushroom
Ref No: 8291
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, 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 discolours when cut, bruised or damaged, Flesh granular or brittle, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula versicolor Schaeff.
Cap 1.5-8cm across, soon flattened; fragile; usually pale, a mixture of colors including buff, greenish, yellow to pink or vinaceous purple; margin usually sulcate, viscid when wet; peeling almost fully. Gills pale yellow. Stem 15-50 x 10-25mm, fragile; dull white staining yellowish ochre. Flesh soft; white. Odor pleasant. Taste mild to rather hot. Spores subglobose, 6-10 x 4-7; warts up to 0.4 high, isolated or with a few connectives, sometimes even reticulate. Deposit medium yellow (E-F). Habitat in wet, boggy areas. Found in Europe and probably widely distributed in North America although little-known. Season August-November. Not edible.

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