Russula fading

Fading russula (Russula exalbicans) Fading russula (Russula exalbicans) Fading russula (Russula exalbicans)

Fading russula (Russula exalbicans)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Russulaceae (Russula)
  • Genus: Russula (Russula)
  • Species: Russula exalbicans (Russula fading)


  • Fading russula;

  • The russula is pretty;

  • The russula is beautiful;

  • Russula pulchella.

Russula beautiful

The cap of the fading russula can measure from 5 to 10 cm in diameter. It is painted in a rich blood-red color, with the edges slightly darker than the central part of the cap. In young specimens, the cap is similar in shape to a hemisphere, gradually it becomes more convex and slightly outstretched. The rump is fading, dry to the touch, velvety, does not have a shine, and is often subject to cracking. The cuticle is very difficult to separate from the mushroom pulp. The plates are white or yellow, often branched, with small bridges. The stem is usually white, sometimes with a pink tint, with yellow spots at the base. The flesh of the leg is quite dense, white, very tough, has a bitter taste.

Russula fading

Beautiful russula is usually found in deciduous forests among beech roots. It can be seen much less often in coniferous forests. This fungus prefers calcareous soils. The period of growth of the russula falls on the summer-autumn season.

Due to its outstanding bright color, the beautiful russula is easy to distinguish from other mushrooms.

This mushroom can be eaten without fear, but it does not represent much value, because it has low taste.

Fading russula (Russula exalbicans)

Photo of the Russula mushroom fading from recognition issues:

Russula exalbicans - Fading russula 2015.09.04 Olga

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