Russula virescens (Schaeff. ex Zantedschi) Fr. Gefelderter Grüntäubling, Russule verdoyante, Bise verte, Greencracked Brittlegill.
Cap 5–12cm across, globose, later convex, finally flattening and often wavy and lobed, verdigris to dull green often ochre-buff to cream in places, half peeling; surface breaking up into small, flattened, angular, scurfy scales. Stem 40–90 x 20–40mm, whitish to pale cream, browning slightly, powdered above, firm. Flesh white. Odor pleasant. Taste mild, nutty. Gills almost free, cream, somewhat brittle, with veins connecting the bases. Spore print whitish to pale cream (A–B). Spores ellipsoid-ovoid to somewhat globose with warts 0.2–0.5µ high, fine lines absent to fairly numerous and forming a fairly well-developed network, 7–9 x 6–7µ. Cap cystidia none; gill cystidia few, not or hardly reacting with SV. Cap hyphae forming a loose, cellular layer of variously shaped or inflated cells, the terminal ones tapering. Habitat under broad-leaved trees, especially beech. Season summer to early autumn. Uncommon. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, America and Europe.