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Russula vinosa



I'm quite sure this one belongs to the genus Russula, however I was not able to identify it further.

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Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 13 years ago

pretty mushroom!!

Meik 13 years ago

Thanks, Russula vinosa seems to match. Haven't eaten it (o;

Nicholas4 13 years ago

Russula vinosa
Cap 5-15cm across; pale to dark blood red or livid purple; peeling only at margin. Gills somewhat distant; pale buff. Stem 40-150 x 15-30mm; white, flushing grayish black when bruised or with age. Flesh white, blackening. Odor not distinctive. Taste mild. Spores ovoid, 8-10 x 6.5-9µ; warts up to 0.5µ high, no connectives. Deposit ochre (E-F). Habitat in conifer woods and boggy areas. Found in Europe and northeastern North America. Season July-August. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.)

Meik Meißner
Spotted by
Meik Meißner

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Spotted on Aug 29, 2009
Submitted on May 27, 2011

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