Buffy russula

Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca) Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca) Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca)

Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca)

Systematics:

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Russulaceae (Russula)
  • Genus: Russula (Russula)
  • Species: Russula ochroleuca (Buffy russula)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Russula pale ocher
  • Russula pale yellow
  • Lemon russula
  • Russula, ocher-yellow
  • Russula ocher-white
  • Russula ocher-yellow

Synonyms:

  • Russula pale ocher
  • Russula pale yellow
  • Lemon russula
  • Russula, ocher-yellow
  • Russula ocher-white
  • Russula ocher-yellow

Buffy russula

Buffy russula (lat.Russula ochroleuca). The mushroom belonging to the genus russula is included in the russula family.

This is the most famous russula, which is ubiquitous in many temperate forests.

External description

The buffy russula has a cap of six to ten centimeters. At first, it looks like a hemisphere, slightly convex, has curved edges. Then it becomes a little open, a little depressed. The edge of the cap of this mushroom is smooth or ribbed. The hat is matte, dry, and a little slimy during wet weather. The usual color of such a hat is yellowish ocher. The skin can be easily removed only from the edges of the cap.

The ocher russula has frequent, thin plates. Mostly they are white, creamy, sometimes yellowish. The spore powder is light, sometimes ocher.

The leg of the buffy russula is thin, up to seven centimeters long, dense. It may be a little wrinkled. The color is white, sometimes yellow.

The flesh of the mushroom is dense, white, easily broken, under the skin a little yellowish. It becomes darker at the incision site. The pulp has no smell, the taste is rather pungent.

Spread

The ocher russula lives in our forests from late August to October. Favorite forests – coniferous, especially spruce and broad-leaved with a sufficient level of moisture. Grows on mosses, on forest litters. In the southern regions of the country, it is quite rare.

Edibility

The mushroom belongs to edible, category – the third. Some researchers attribute such a mushroom to conditionally edible and even inedible. Boil it before eating it.

Similar species

The buffy russula bears a resemblance to the brown russula (Russula mustelina). Its fruiting body is dense and its taste is softer. It lives mainly in mountainous areas.

Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca) Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca) Buffy russula (Russula ochroleuca)

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