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Today's mushroom is Russula aeruginea (Green Brittlegill). The mushroom is Edible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: Russula aeruginea, also known as Green Brittlegill, has a convex to depressed green cap that is often marked with rust- to red-brown spots and frequently has furrows at the margin. It grows solitary or in scattered groups on soil under birch.
Cap flat when young, soon funnel shaped and weakly striped; somewhat sticky and shiny, pale green to light grey-green, more rarely olive green. Flesh white, moderately thick, granular and brittle. Gills buff, becoming yellowish tinged, adnexed, forked, fairly narrow and crowded. Stem white, sometimes with rust spotting, more or less equal, smooth. Flesh white, fairly firm but brittle and full. Spores are cream-yellow colored. The mushroom has no ring.
Similar species Russula heterophylla has former flesh. The cap of Russula virescens has small scales. Both are mild tasting. Can also be confused with the deadly poisonous Amanita phalloides with has a ring and is not a Russula. Note the mushroom, as all other mushrooms with green cap, is not recommend to be eaten because it can be confused with the deadly poisonous Amanita phalloides (Death Cap). Russula aeruginea on the First Nature Web site. Russula aeruginea on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
Dimensions: Cap 4-9 cm diameter, stem 4-8 cm tall * 0.7-2 cm thick
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