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Russula illota




SEM photos


Russula illota is a distinctive taxon among the European species of subsect. Foetentinae: the gill edge is decorated by violaceous-brown dots and lines, and the same colour may be observed in the slime covering the cap and stipe of the fungus.

[Collection JV01-139]

Photo © Jan Vesterholt.


The smell of Russula illota is quite variable between those of R. foetens and R. laurocerasi.

Photo © Ruben Walleyn.


A close-up of the spotted gills of Russula illota; because of the 'dot-line' pattern visible on the gill, the German name of this fungus is 'Morse-Täubling'.

Photo © Ruben Walleyn.


Photo © Marco Floriani.