Russula sanguinaria

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Russula sanguinaria

13 October 2005 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Russula sanguinea

Cap

Convex, then flattened, margin sometimes furrowed, cuticle peelable at the margin, bright to dull red, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnexed or decurrent, whitish then pale yellow

Stem

Cylindrical, finely grooved longitudinally, white, often reddish with age

Flesh

Firm, brittle, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Somewhat hot, sometimes bitter

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

With conifers

Spore Print

Cream

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, coarsely warty (7-10) x (6-8) µm2

Edibility

Inedible