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Tacky green russula

Russula aeruginea

Description:

Description: Tacky, greenish cap with yellowish-white gills and stalk. Cap: 2-3 3/8" (5-8.5 cm) wide; cushion-shaped to convex or flat with a sunken center; margin radially lined to roughened, fragile; slightly sticky or dry, velvety or smooth, sometimes slightly cracked; grayish-olive to yellow-green, sometimes spotted yellowish. Flesh brittle, white. Gills: attached or slightly descending stalk, close, broad; yellowish-white. Stalk: 1 5/8-2 3/8" (4-6 cm) long, 3/8-3/4" (1-2 cm) thick, sometimes tapering; dry, dull, mostly smooth; yellowish-white, darker below. Spores: 6.2-8.3 x 5.1-6.8 u; broadly elliptical to oval or round, ornamented, amyloid. Spore print orange-yellow. Edibility: Good. Season: July-September; November-March in California. Habitat: On the ground in deciduous and coniferous woods, especially under oak, live oak, aspen,a North Dakota lodgepole pine. Range: Widely distributed in North America. Discussion: This widespread russula is relatively easy to identify and is often abundant.

Habitat:

Habitat: On the ground in deciduous and coniferous woods, especially under oak, live oak, aspen,a North Dakota lodgepole pine. Widely distributed throughout north america

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Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 23, 2012

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