Russula claroflava, also known as Yellow Swamp Brittlegill, is a brightly coloured agaric that has a convex to flat, vivid yellow cap. It grows with birch in very damp of boggy woodland.
bright yellow in colour, which diminishes with age, and slightly sticky when damp. It has a thin, smooth skin that can easily be peeled off and often a depressed center. Gills
at first white, then creamy yellow. Older ones can have gray or black edges, more or less free or reaching but not connected to the stem and fairly crowded. Stem
is white, turns gray with age, more or less equal, fairly stout, and smooth. The mushroom has no ring.
Russula claroflava has a stem that grays strongly on bruising. Russula ochroleuca has a green tinge on the cap. Russlula ochroleucoides is a bitter-tasting American equivalent, growing in East Coast oak woods.
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