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Russula Heterophylla

Russula heterophylla

Variable Russula

Cap or Pileus - Variable in colour. Greenish or pinkish grey, but fleshy, firm; slightly convex, then depressed; smooth, and polished, the very thin skin disappearing. Margin thin, smooth, or with slightly depressed lines closely placed.

Stem or Stipe - Solid, firm, smooth, shining, white, the apex occasionally dilated in the form of a cup.

Annulus or Volva - None.

Gills or Lamellae - Narrow, crowded, forked; white; of different lengths.

Spores - White.

Flesh - White; mild in taste.

Habitat - Woods. Common.

Time - July to October.

The specific name refers to the difference in the lengths of the gills.