Russula aff. rosacea 1
Russula aff. rosacea is a mycorrhizal fungus fairly common in tall eucalypt forest. (It is named as having "affinity" with Northern Hemisphere Russula rosacea, but for that there is some confusion with R. sanguinea.) This is a stout fungus with cap to 100 mm, convex, broadening, surface matt, bright red, flesh brittle (characteristic of Russulas). Gills close, white; spore print cream. Stem sturdy, solid, same colour as cap but fading to pink. Mortimer Picnic Ground, Bunyip State Forest, 2007.
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