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mushroom foraging guide Beechwood Sickener

Names

Common: Beechwood Sickener

Latin: Russula nobilis

Edibility

Edibility:Poisonous

Eating notes: Causes gastric symptoms.

Season

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Description

Cap: 4-9cm Red or Pink. Initially globular, but quickly flattening and finally slightly depressed. May retain an in-rolled margin until fully expanded.

Gills: Adnexed and creamy white. Medium spaced.

Stem: Cylindrical, white, firm.

Spores: White

Flesh: White, but pink immediately beneath the cap cuticle. Taste hot and peppery.

Habitat: With Beech trees.

Frequency: Common