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Russula obscura   (Darkening Brittlegill)
Cap 5-14 cm diameter, stem 6-12 cm tall * 1-3 cm thick
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Russula obscura, also known as Russula vinosa, is a medium-sized agaric mostly found with pine.

Cap variably, brown-spotted, wine red, at first convex, becoming flattened or somewhat depressed. The flesh is pleasant-tasting and blackening where damaged. Gills cream coloured, crowded, adnexed and tinged grey with age. Stem is white but often tinged rose or greyish, blackening where bruised, somewhat club-shaped. The mushroom has no ring.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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