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mushroom foraging guide The Sickener

Names

Common: The Sickener

Latin: Russula emetica

Edibility

Edibility: poisonous.

Notes: This mushroom falls into the class of digestive irritants.  It causes abdonimal discomform, vomiting and diarrhoea.

 

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Description

Cap: size 4-9cm; colour red; shape convex at first, flattening later.

Gills: colour white; adnate; brittle.

Stem: length 5-8cm; width 1-2cm; colour white.

Spores: white.

Flesh: colour white; texture crumbly.

Habitat: found in coniferous wood growing solitaryor in small groups.

Frequency: common.