Russula virescens Russulaceae Greencracked Brittlegill

Russula virescens 20kb

Russula virescens, Greencracked Brittlegill. Green colouration in the Fungi Kingdom is very unusual, as they do not contain any chlorophyll and do not photosynthesize. However, here is one that has a definite green pigmentation to the cap surface. It is also charaterisically cracked as shown, thus is quite easily identified. It is said to be common, usually associated with Beech,but I have only found it in one location in Guernsey, in Town, under beech trees. It is edible.

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