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Yellow Swamp Russula

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One of the best tasting Russulas and being so bright yellow and usually shiny, easy to identify.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Yellow Swamp Russula, Yellow Swamp Brittlegill
Scientific Name Russula claroflava
Season Start Aug
Season End Oct
Average Mushroom height (CM) 10
Average Cap width (CM) 10
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

Convex flattening out with a depression in the centre. Bright egg yellow and usually shiny. Sticky to the touch.

Gills

Gills white and attached to the stem. Crowded. Bruising grey. Brittle to the touch.

Stem

White and not tapering with no skirt. Should snap like a piece of chalk.

Flesh

White bruising grey.

Habitat

Wet boggy ground in mixed woodland, particularly with birch.

Possible Confusion

Russula ochroleuca, pictured, but this is edible, if a bit acrid, and has a duller yellow cap.
The Geranium Scented Russula, Russula fellea, is dirtier yellow with a smell of geraniums and is very hot when placed on the tongue.

Spore Print

Pale ochre. Ellipsoid with warts.

Taste / Smell

Good. Mild with slight heat.

Frequency

Uncommon.

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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