Russula emetica, also know as The Sickener, is a medium-sized agaric that has a convex to slightly depressed, sharlet-red cap. It grows mainly with coniferous trees in boggy areas. It is not highly poisonous and has a very hot taste.
convex to slightly depressed, and often shiny scarlet or cherry red, becoming sticky at wet. Gills
are whitish, becoming pallid straw, more or less free, brittle, and narrow. Spores
are white. Stem
white, club shaped with a scurfy skin.
Similar species Russula silvicola
is the common dry woodland species across North America. Russula fageticola
usually grows under beech trees, and it also tastes hot. Amanita muscaria
has veil patches on the cap, a stem ring, and a bulb.
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Stropharia hornemannii, also known as Conifer Roundhead, is a medium-sized to large agaric with a large slimy purple or olive cap whose gills become purple with age. The stalk is long and richly decorated with pieces of the white sheath that extends up to a prominent ring.
domed with an inrolled margin, becoming broadly umbonate; usually violet brown, sometimes with yellow tints, but occasional specimens are creamy white; surface sticky when wet, drying silky smooth. Stem
smooth and white above ring zone; below ring covered in small white scales that become larger and more pronounced with age.
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