Russula sardonia

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Russula sardonia

17 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then expanded, often depressed, smooth, margin furrowed, purple, to about 10 cm across

Gills

Adnexed, pale yellow

Stem

Cylindrical or club shaped, white, usually with a purple to reddish flush

Flesh

Firm, brittle, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Initially moderately hot, then extremely hot and nauseous

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

With pine

Spore Print

Cream

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Russula sardonia

17 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Russula sardonia

17 October 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin