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Russula claroflava   (Graying Yellow Russula)
Family
Russulaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 4-10 cm diameter, stem 4-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm thick
Edibility

Description
This largish agaric has a bright yellow cap, brittle cream-yellow gills and white stem.

Cap 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.

Similar species 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.

Russula claroflava on the www.first-nature.com web site.



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