Russula odorata Romagn. (illustrated 40% life size) Cap 3–5cm across, becoming flat, soon depressed, margin sulcate; dull purplish-brown, colour soon washing out in wet conditions to vinaceous-ochre; fragile; peeling almost completely. Stem 25–80×10mm; white, bruising slightly yellow; fragile. Flesh white; taste mild to slightly hot; smell aromatic, fruity to most people. Gills thin, strongly interveined; ochre-yellow. Spores 6.7–8.5×5.7–7µ, ovate; warts up to 1µ high, with partial reticulum. Spore print deep ochre (G–H). Habitat in broad-leaved woods, mainly oak; autumn. Rare. Unknown edibility.