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Russula vesca – Wikipedia

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– Description:
– Cap typically does not reach margins
– Cap is 5–10cm wide, flat, convex, or slightly depressed
– Gills close apart, white
– Stipe narrows toward base, 2–7cm long, 1.5–2.5cm wide, white
Spore print is white

– Distribution and habitat:
– Appears in summer or autumn
– Grows primarily in deciduous forests in Europe and North America

– Edibility:
– Considered edible and good, with a mild nutty flavor
– In some countries like Russia, Ukraine, and Finland, considered entirely edible even in raw state

– See also:
– List of Russula species

– References:
– Dahlberg, A. (2019). Russula vesca IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
– Nilson S & Persson O (1977). Fungi of Northern Europe 2: Gill-Fungi
– Roger Phillips (2006). Mushrooms
– David Arora (1986). Mushrooms Demystified
– Phillips, Roger (2010) [2005]. Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America

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