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

Cap variably, brown-spotted, wine red, at first convex, becoming flattened or somewhat depressed. Margin is faintly sulcate when old, otherwise, it is smooth, cuticle peeling to two-thirds. The flesh is white, blackening where damaged, thick and brittle. 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. It has no ring. Spore print white or pale cream.

Microscopic Features: The spores of Russula obscura (Russula vinosa) are small, white, and typically elliptical or subglobose, measuring around 7 to 10 micrometres in length.

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