Russula caerulea

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Russula caerulea

16 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then expanded, usually with a broad central bump, viscid when damp, margin furrowed, deep purple, to about 8 cm across

Gills

Adnexed to free, pale yellow

Stem

Equal or club shaped, white

Flesh

Firm, brittle, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Mild, slightly fruity

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

With pine

Spore Print

Pale yellow

Edibility

Edible, but not especially tasty

Additional Photographs

Russula caerulea

16 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin