Cap 5-20 cm diameter, stemp 2-8 cm tall * 1-4 cm thick
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Russula acrifolia is a large species with a grey to dark-brown cap, characterized by a depressed centre and a sturdy stem. The cap turns red when injured, but later changes to a blackish-grey hue. The mushroom typically grows in rich soils beneath various deciduous and coniferous trees.
Cap convex or slightly funnel-shaped. Whitish or olive-coloured cuticle, turning reddish-brown when rubbed. The crumbly but firm flesh is off-white when cut, slowly turning red and then black. Gills slightly decurrent, cream-coloured, staining brown when rubbed. Stem white in colour (also turning brown when rubbed). The stem has no ring. Spore print white.
Microscopic Features: Spores measure 6.5-8.5 microns in length and 5.5-7.5 microns in width, showing an elliptical shape with slight ornamentation.
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