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Rhizopogon rubescens Mushroom
Ref No: 9247
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow, Green
normal size: 5-15cm
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh discolours when cut, bruised or damaged
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows underground

Rhizopogon rubescens Tul. Fruit body 1.5-6cm across, generally a lumpy potato shape; at first white, but the surfaces above ground take on a greenish-olive color in age, distinctly reddening when handled. Spore mass white at first, then olive-buff as it matures, staining reddish when cut; finely granular. Odor slight. Taste slight. Spores fusoid to subfusoid, 6-10 x 2.5-4.5. Habitat under conifers, especially under pine. Frequent. Found throughout North America. Season July-November. Not edible.

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