Russula roseipes

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Russula roseipes Secr. ex Bres. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 4โ€“7cm across, convex then flatter with a central depression; rosy pink to orange-rose, often with tiny whitish spots, fading with age; dry, dull, pruinose. Stem 30โ€“60ร—7โ€“12mm, clavate; white speckled with rose-pink. Flesh white; soft; taste mild, smell pleasant. Gills subdistant; white. Spores 7.5โ€“9.5ร—6โ€“8ยต, ovate; warts below 0.5ยต high. Spore print deep yellow (Eโ€“F). Habitat with deciduous trees, normally in mountains; summer to early autumn. Very rare in Britain. Edible.

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