Russula velenovskyi (Coral Brittlegill)
Cap 3-12 cm diameter, stem 3-8 cm tall * 1.5-3 cm thick
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Russula velenovskyi, also known as Coral Brittlegill, is a medium to large Russula with a cap that varies from red, orange-red to pink-red. It grows either solitarily or in scattered groups on the soil in deciduous forests alongside birches.

Cap almost globose at first, then flattening and with a depression, often with a low umbo, red, coral, brick, wine- or flesh-coloured, pale ochre or buff in places, fleshy, two-thirds peeling. Gills adnexed, creamy white and sometimes reddish, brittle and narrow. Stem whitish, often tinged pink especially near the base and more or less equal in width. The stem flesh is white, stuffed, firm and brittle. The stem has no ring. Spore print deep cream.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ovoid with warts up to 0.7 µm high, with a very few thin lines, 6.5 x 5.5 µm.

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