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Russula cf. cyanoxantha

Description:

The cap of Russula cyanoxantha is 4-15 cm; convex when young, becoming broadly convex to flat with a shallow depression; dry or slightly moist; smooth, but often finely veined in radial patterns; pinkish purple to green or olive green--or with these and other shades mottled; the margin usually not lined; the skin peeling about halfway to the center. The gills are attached or slightly running down the stem; close or nearly distant; not forking, or forking occasionally; white; when young soft, greasy, and flexible (un-Russula-like in this regard). Stems are 5-13 cm long; 1-3 cm thick; white, but occasionally flushed with lilac; brittle; dry; smooth.

Habitat:

Particularly common in broadleaf woodland containing oaks and beech but also found with conifers. In common with other members of the Russulaceae, Russula cyanoxantha is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom.

Notes:

No definite identification, so suggestions are more than welcome. Spotted in a broadleaf forest near Gortel, Veluwe, Holland. (sources: see reference)

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Jae
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Jae

Emst, Gelderland, Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 5, 2020
Submitted on Oct 7, 2020

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