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Mushrooms: Russula olivacea

Mushrooms: Russula olivacea


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Class: Basidiomycetes
Scientific name: Russula olivacea (Sch.) Pers.

Morphological characteristics

Hat: 8-16 cm, first almost hemispherical then open, firm but not hard, rather adherent cuticle with cracks, also depressed, of very variable color: green in the typical form, light green, yellow-green, olive gray, carmine.
slats: thick then spaced, forked towards the stem, first cream then yellow-ocher.
Stem: 4-10 x 2-3.5 cm, white or suffused with pink, full then stuffed, wrinkled.
Meat: white to yellowish, compact, nutty flavor and fruity smell.
spore: ocra yellow.

Russula olivacea (photo Zigmunt Augustowski www.bio-forum.pl)

Edibility, habitat and observations

Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: symbiote mushroom.
It grows under the oak trees and in the mountains under the red forest, in the summer-early autumn.
Good edible.


Video: Conoscere i Funghi 6 RUSSULA CYANOXANTHA 20190909 (May 2022).