Cap 5-15 cm diameter, stemp 3-8 cm tall * 2-4 cm thick
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Russula adusta, also known as the Winecork Brittlegill, is a medium to large mushroom with light brown caps that feature a deep central depression, and a slightly viscid or slimy surface when wet. The mushroom typically fruits singly or in small scattered groups, but it is not easily seen due to usually being under thick leaf litter, where it remains well camouflaged.
Cap initially convex with a turned edge, later becoming convex-spread, concave-spread with a deep central depression. It is smooth, dry, matte, and somewhat sticky when wet, changing from whitish to various shades of brown, yellow-brown and black-brown. Gills slightly decurrent, cream-coloured and thick. Stem white, cylindrical or club-shaped, smooth or slightly vertically wrinkled, dense. It has no ring or volva. Spore print white.
Microscopic Features: Spores measure 6.5 to 8.5 microns in length and 5.5 to 7.5 microns in width, displaying an elliptical shape with subtle ornamentation.
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