|Russula velutipes Velen.|
The cap is red to rose, discoloured to yellowish patches; its margin is smooth. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white sometimes washed with reddish, without ring. The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild to bitter; the odour is minty; its texture is grainy (breaking like a chalk stick). The gills are yellowish, free, crowded . The spore print is pale cream. This species is mycorrhizal. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather acid or calcareous (depending on authors) soil, most of the time with beech. The fruiting period takes place from July to October.
Chemical tests : reaction to Ga´ac almost negative on stem, blue on gills;.
Distinctive features : matt cap surface, rather pinkish towards margin and yellowish towards centre; gills becoming soon yellowish; white flesh, moderately firm; bitter taste; very forked gills, with cream to yellowish colour;
Russula velutipes is infrequent and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking . <!0.115942029>
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