Russula silvicola Shaffer (3 Photos and Description)

Russula silvicola_1397

Looks similar to R. emetica and over a hundred other red russulas. Shiny, viscid bright rose-red smooth cap that fades to pink often with a splash of yellow spots in age.   Cuticle peels 3/4. Flesh is white and unchanging.  Close moderately broad white gills. White dry stuffed stem. Spore print is white. Mixed woods in summer and fall. Fruity odor. Strongly acrid taste. Possibly toxic.

Russula silvicola mb acrid04053

Russula silvicola 

Russula silvicola 

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Russula silvicola