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Russula obscura   (Darkening Brittlegill)
Family
Russulaceae
Location
Europe
Dimensions
Cap 5-14 cm diameter, stem 6-12 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
Edibility

Description
Russula obscura, also known as Russula vinosa, is a medium-sized agaric mostly found with pine.

Cap variably, brown-spotted, wine red, at first convex, becoming flattened or somewhat depressed. The flesh is pleasant-tasting and blackening where damaged. Gills cream coloured, crowded, adnexed and tinged grey with age. Stem is white but often tinged rose or greyish, blackening where bruised, somewhat club-shaped. The mushroom has no ring.

Similar species include other Russula species of which some are poisonous.




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