Russula virescens

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Russula virescens

26 July 2009 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, then flattened, or depressed, greenish and decorated with darker spots, margin often furrowed, to about 12 cm across

Gills

Almost free, whitish

Stem

Cylindrical, whitish, sometimes brownish with age

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Mild

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

With deciduous trees, favouring beech and oak

Spore Print

Whitish to pale cream

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, warty and decorated with ridges (6-9) x (5.5-7) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

This is one of the few Russula species which is easy to identify