Russula grata (Russula laurocerasi) Britzelm. (2 Photos and Description)


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'Bitter Almond-scented Russula’. Honey-brown to ochre cap with deeply STRIATE margin. Cap is slimy when wet and typically emerges with debris stuck to the cap. Gills cream, moderately close and brown with age; smells of bitter almonds or marzipan.  Later smells foetid. Stains brownish. Light cream spore print. Grows from the ground in deciduous woods in summer and autumn. Extremely bitter taste. Inedible.

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Russula grata (Russula laurocerasi)