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Today's mushroom is Russula acrifolia. The mushroom is Inedible. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: This large species has an gray to dark brown hat with a depressed center, and sturdy stem. The hat becomes red when it is injured, but then turns blackish-gray. The crumbly but firm flesh is off-white when cut, slowly turning red and then black. Its gills have a very sharp taste. The inedible Russula grows under various deciduous and coniferous trees.
Dimensions: Cap 5-20 cm diameter, stemp 2-8 cm tall * 1-4 cm thick
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