Russula ochroleuca Russulaceae Ochre Brittlegill

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Russula ochroleuca, Ochre Brittlegill One of our commonest Brittlegills, this one is found in wooded areas, and has a dull yellow cap, with white gills and stipe. If you taste a small piece of the apex of the stipe it will become rather hot after a few seconds. The yellow surface of the cap will often display white spots or patches, where slugs have eaten away the cuticle. It is edible, but not considered worthwhile, unless to bulk up a mixture of wild fungi.

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