Common: The Sickener
Latin: Russula emetica
Notes: This mushroom falls into the class of digestive irritants. It causes abdonimal discomform, vomiting and diarrhoea.
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.
Flesh: colour white; texture crumbly.
Habitat: found in coniferous wood growing solitaryor in small groups.