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Rosy Russula - Russula rosea Pale reddish cap with orange tinge and some yellowish spots. It had a soft, velvety texture. Stipe was white with a pink flush near the base. White gills with some brownish spots &ndash; from bruising maybe? <br />
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Rosy Russula - Russula rosea

Pale reddish cap with orange tinge and some yellowish spots. It had a soft, velvety texture. Stipe was white with a pink flush near the base. White gills with some brownish spots – from bruising maybe?

Habitat: Mixed forest.

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  1. A beautiful classic. Did you chase away the dwarfs and elfs? Posted 4 months ago
    1. No, silly! Only fairies like Russulas. Posted 4 months ago
  2. I love this so much! Such a great scene, Christine! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Lisa :) Posted 4 months ago

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''Russula rosea'' , known as the rosy russula, is a north temperate, some consider it edible other inedible, commonly found mushroom of the large "brittlegill" genus ''Russula''.

The cap is convex when young, later flat, mostly bright cinnabar to carmine red; often with yellow spots and up to 10 cm in diameter.
The gills are pale straw-yellow, brittle, and occasionally with a red edge at the rim of the cap. The spores are pale-cream.
The stem is usually flushed carmine, but.. more

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Sep 18, 2019. Captured Jun 22, 2019 09:58 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm