Geranium Scented Russula

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

In some years the Geranium Scented Russula can be very common under Beech trees.
This mushroom is more inedible and very hot rather than poisonous but is included in this section as there are a number of different opinions about the mushrooms toxicity.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Geranium Scented Russula
Scientific Name Russula fellea
Season Start Aug
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 7
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

A dull orangey-yellow.

Gills

White to slightly off white, neat, crowded and brittle.

Stem

White to off white sometimes slightly yellow. Brittle, granular and snaps a bit like chalk.

Flesh

White.

Habitat

With beech trees.

Possible Confusion

The Common Yellow Russula, pictured, but the off yellow cap, geranium smell and chilli like heat when tasted should save confusion.

Spore Print

White to cream. Ovoid with warts.

Taste / Smell

Very hot.

Frequency

Common.

Other Facts

The Russula family split from other mushrooms, evolutionarily, many years ago and have round cells instead of most other living organisms which have elongated cells, this gives Russulas the common name Brittlegills as the cells make the mushroom brittle.

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