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Russula Emetica

Russula emetica

Emetic Russula (Dangerous)

Cap or Pileus - Rosy tint to rich red. Flesh thin. The margin furrowed with parallel lines. Skin separable, somewhat viscid. Cap diameter of specimen photographed, 3 1/2 inches.

Gills or Lamellae - White. Usually uniform, occasionally unequal; broad and brittle.

Stem or Stipe - Rosy. Swollen near the base. Specimen photographed, 2 1/2 inches long.

Spores - White.

Flesh - White, unless just under the skin, where it may be pink. Very fragile. Peppery to the taste.

Taste - Acrid and biting.

Time - July to November.

Habitat - In damp meadows, in woods, in grassy places, under nine trees and firs.