Russula luteotacta Rea (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 3–8cm across, flattened convex, later with a depression to shallowly funnel-shaped; red or pink, often with white areas; soon dry, matt; hardly peeling. Stem 30–70×5–15mm, club-shaped or narrowing upwards; white or tinted pink in places to completely red. Flesh white; taste hot, smell slight, fragrant, sometimes suggesting coconut. Gills usually slightly but distinctly decurrent, narrow; pale cream. All parts can turn bright yellow on bruising, but often only after several hours. Spores 7–9×6–7.5µ; warts up to 0.7µ high, mostly isolated, very occasionally joined by fine lines. Spore print whitish (A). Cap cystidia cylindrical, spindle-shaped, or narrowly club-shaped; cap surface hyphae cylindrical or tapering. Habitat with broad-leaved trees, especially on wet clay; summer to autumn. Occasional. Poisonous.