WilHeeney's picture

Russula 2

Observed: 30th October 2011 By: WilHeeneyWilHeeney’s reputation in Fungi and LichensWilHeeney’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
russula 2
russula 2 1
russula 2 1 2

4in high, 3in wide. Growing out of the leaf litter.


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Species interactions

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WilHeeney's picture

Well i never,

I was looking for one of these all day and i never knew i'd stumbled across one. How often do they lack the spots.

Syrphus's picture

The 'spots' are bits of the

The 'spots' are bits of the white membrane that covers the cap in early development. They can be rubbed or washed off easily.



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Fenwickfield's picture

not sure

I don't know how often this happen's I personally have only seen it once myself,But as Syrphus says it is the ring(membrane) which rub's of on the cap and causes the spot's.