Russula brunneola Burlingham (1 Photo and Description)

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Russula brunneola has a sometimes variably colored, depressed cap at maturity, although it is usually predominantly brown. The margin is tuberculate-striate. The cuticle peels half way to the center. The gills at the stipe apex are yellowish-cream and extremely brittle. The stipe is white to cream and occasionally tinged with purple-brown and stains brown at the base. Spore print is white. Can be found under conifers and birch. The taste is mild. There is no strong discernable odor.