Russula curtipes

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Russula curtipes F. H. Møller & Jul. Schäff. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–10cm across, convex to flattened then depressed; reddish-brown to walnut-brown or ochre, often concentrically pigmented, centre may be paler; surface dull; up to half peeling. Stem 30–50×10–15mm, shorter than cap diameter; white, browning slightly from the base. Flesh white; hard; taste and smell mild. Gills fairly close, broad; ochre-yellowish. Spores 7–9.5×6–7.5µ, elliptical; low, blunt warts and a partial network. Spore print deep ochre (F–H). Habitat with beeches; late summer to autumn. Rare. Unknown edibility.

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