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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Russulales: Russulaceae: Russula sardonia Fr., 1838

Russula sardonia – Primrose brittlegill

Synonyms: Russula chrysodacryon, Russula drimeia, Russula emeticiformis.

Common name: primrose brittlegill.

Russian name: Syroezhka sardoniksovaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Russula sardonia, commonly known as the primrose brittlegill, is a mushroom of the genus Russula, which are commonly known as brittlegills. The fruiting body, or mushroom, is a reddish-purple, the colour of blackberry juice, and is found in coniferous woodland in summer and autumn. It is inedible, and like many inedible members of the genus, has a hot, peppery taste.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Primrose brittlegill mushrooms <B>Russula sardonia</B> in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-25.htm">August 25, 2016</A>
LinkPrimrose brittlegill mushrooms Russula sardonia in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 25, 2016




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