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Russula acrifolia
Family
Russulaceae
Location
North America, Europe
Dimensions
Cap 5-20 cm diameter, stemp 2-8 cm tall * 1-4 cm thick
Edibility
Inedible

Description
This large species has a grey to dark-brown hat with a depressed center, and sturdy stem. The hat becomes red when it is injured but then turns blackish-grey. 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.




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