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Russula claroflava
yellow swamp brittlegill

Habitat: wet woodlands, marshes, swamps, and bogs with birch

Substrate: moss

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Edibility: mild-tasting and edible; not-highly valued


mild-tasting and edible; not-highly valued

Identification Notes:

spores are pales ocher; growth up to 4 inches; cap diameter up to 5 inches, bright yellow. Russula ochroleuca (Ocher Brittlegill) is also yellow but is a duller yellow with more ocher tones and appears in mixed woodlands, not just wet areas. Russula solaris is of similar shades but occurs in calcerous woodlands with beech. Neither species turns gray when bruised or with age.

Accepted Name:
Russula claroflava Grove

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Russula claroflava in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Russula claroflava photos.

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