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Russula fragilis
fragile brittlegill, fragile Russula

Distribution: Broad

Habitat: Near or well-rotted wood

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Small to small-medium species with very fragile flesh that becomes water-soaked very quickly. The cap color is generally a mix of watery purple, pink, and olivaceous green on a whitish to grayish background, and the cap edge is translucent-striate. The spores are white, the odor mild or pleasantly fruity, and the taste very acrid. It occurs singly or in small groups, often on or near well rotted wood.

Accepted Name:
Russula fragilis (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

CalPhotos: Russula fragilis photos.

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