Russula alnetorum

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Russula alnetorum

Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, sometimes with a central depression, smooth, margin sometimes grooved, lilac to wine red, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Fairly distant, broad, white then pale cream

Stem

Cylindrical to slightly club shaped, whitish to yellow, often greying with age

Flesh

Brittle, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Hot

Season

Late summer to autumn

Distribution

Rarely recorded

Habitat

With alder

Spore Print

Pale yellow

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty with an incomplete connecting network (7.5-10.5) x (6-8) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Russula alnetorum

Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Russula alnetorum

Spores in Melzer's solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. Surrey 22 October 2015. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin