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Russula cyanoxantha
(Schaeff.) Fr.




SEM photos


Russula cyanoxantha is one of the most common European Russulas; its cap is quite variable in colour (ranging from violet blue to deep green, or even purely yellow). It is considered a good edible mushroom.

Photo © Marco Floriani.


The spore print of R. cyanoxantha is pure white, and so are the gills, which are characteristically greasy when rubbed.

Photo © Giorgio Gozzi.


This species grows both in broad-leaved and in coniferous forests; these specimens have been collected in a mixed spruce-beech forest in Trentino (north-eastern Italy).

Photo © Marco Floriani.