Yellow Swamp Brittlegill
One of the best tasting Russulas and being so bright yellow and usually shiny, easy to identify.
|Common Names||Yellow Swamp Brittlegill (EN), Yellow Swamp Russula, Tegyll Brau Melyn y Gors (CY), Gołąbek Jasnożółty (PL), Krómsárga Galambgomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Russula claroflava|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Convex flattening out with a depression in the centre. Bright egg yellow and usually shiny. Sticky to the touch.
The Ochre Brittlegill (Russula ochroleuca), pictured, but this is edible, if a bit acrid, and has a duller yellow cap.
The Geranium Brittlegill (Russula fellea), is dirtier yellow with a smell of geraniums and is very hot when placed on the tongue.
Pale ochre. Ellipsoid with warts.
Taste / Smell
Good. Mild with slight heat.
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.