Russula paludosa, also known as Tall Bog Russula, is a russula with a convex to depressed, orange-red cap, with yellow discolouration in the center and a slightly sticky surface when damp.
convex to depressed, coloured a distinctive bloody red, pink, crimson or purple. Sometimes it may show a yellowish or orange tinge in the centre. At first convex, later flattened and depressed, shiny or somewhat sticky when damp, cuticle peeling halfway to center. Flesh white with a mild taste and without scent; it quickly becomes soft and spongy and also greyish. Gills
are cream or pallid ochraceous, adnexed, brittle, narrow, strongly interveined. Spores
pale ocher. Stem
white or tinged pink, more or less equal or tapering slightly upwards, smooth. Flesh white, fragile, and stuffed. The mushroom has no ring.
include the poisonous and hot-tasting Russula emetica
which has no yellow coloring on the cap and is smaller. Russula paludosa can also be confused with Amanita muscaria
but can be distinguished by having veil patches on the cap, a stem ring, and a bulb.
on the www.first-nature.com web site.