Russula granulata Peck (2 Photos and Description)

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Russula granulata is another mushroom in the foetid group and looks quite similar to Russula grata (R. laurocerasi) and Russula fragrantissima. The main obvious difference is that there are small granules on its tawny-colored cap, especially on the darker sunken disc of a fully expanded cap. Like the other two, it has a tuberculate-sulcate margin. Its close, attached to slightly decurrent off-white gills become brown-spotted. The whitish stem tapers at the base and discolors brownish. It can be found in mixed forests in summer. This mushroom tastes acrid and oily, has a disagreeable odor and is not considered edible. 

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Russula granulata