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synonyms: Short-stem Russula
Russula brevipes Mushroom
Ref No: 8121
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown, 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
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula brevipes Pk. Short-stem Russula
Cap 6-20cm across, convex with depressed center, with inrolled, non-striate margin; white stained dull ochre to brown; dry, minutely woolly. Gills adnate to slightly decurrent, crowded; white staining ochre-brown. Stem 25-70 x 25-40mm; white stained brown; dry, smooth. Flesh thick, brittle; white Odor not distinctive. Taste slowly acrid, unpleasant. Spores broadly ellipsoid to subglobose, 8-11 x 6.5-l0; ornamented with a broken to complete reticulum, with warts 0.7-1.7 high. Deposit white to cream (A-C). Habitat in mixed woods. Found widely distributed throughout North America. Season July-October. Not edible. Comment Russula brevipes var. acrior Schaeff. differs in its green-tinted gills and apex of the stem; other details similar. Russula cascadensis Schaeff: has a more acrid flavor and smaller size and grows under conifers in the Northwest.

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