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Russula laurocerasi.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Mandeltäubling, Mandulaillatú galambgomba, szagos galambgomba
Russula laurocerasi Mushroom
Ref No: 8188
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle, Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula laurocerasi Melzer. Mandeltäubling Mandulaillatú galambgomba, szagos galambgomba. Very similar to R. foetens but rather smaller, the cap (4–8cm across) often a brighter ochre brown and less glutinous. It is distinguished by its more or less marked odour of bitter almonds. The globose spores (8–9.5 x 8–8.5um) are also very distinctive having more or less well-developed, sometimes branching, wings up to 2um high connecting a large proportion of the warts. Habitat and season as R. foetens. Frequent. Not edible. The photograph is of the form separated as R. fragrans by Romagnesi. Found In Europe.

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