Russula carpini

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Russula carpini R. Girard & Heinem. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 5–12cm across, convex; olivaceous, often with brownish-purple or yellowish tints; fleshy, firm; hardly peeling. Stem 35–65×12–25mm, equal; white, sometimes yellowish when touched. Flesh white; thick, a little fragile; taste mild, smell pleasant, slightly fruity. Gills rather close, strongly interveined; yellow-ochre. Spores 7–10×6.5–8µ, ovate; warts up to 1µ high, connectives irregular, rarely forming a reticulum. Spore print golden-yellow (D). Habitat mixed woods; summer to early autumn. Very rare in Britain. Unknown edibility. Note photographed by Geoffrey Kibby.