Russula emetica

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Russula emetica

1 November 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

The Sickener

Cap

Convex, then flattened, smooth, margin sometimes furrowed, scarlet or cherry red, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnexed to free, whitish to pale cream

Stem

Club shaped, white

Flesh

Firm, brittle, white

Smell

Fruity

Taste

Very hot

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On acid soil with pines or spruce

Spore Print

Whitish

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, warty and decorated with an incomplete network (7.5-10) x (6.5-8.5) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous