Russula identification - help please

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
Forum rules
Please do not ask for the identification of fungi for edibility or narcotic purposes. Any help provided by forum members is on the understanding that fungi are not to be consumed. Any deaths or serious poisonings are the responsibility of the person eating or preparing the fungus for others. If it is apparent from a post that the fungus is for eating or smoking etc, the post will be deleted and a warning given. Although many members do eat fungi, no-one would be willing to take someone else's life into their hands.
Post Reply
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:46 pm

Russula identification - help please

Post by Deborah » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:54 pm

Hello. My first post on this forum. Glad to have found you!
I have just picked these Russulas. Growing around a mature oak tree. The soil is acid and sometimes poorly drained - although this particular spot is drier than most of the surrounding area. Over years I normally collect the Miller and Penny Buns from the same place, but have strangely not noticed this Russula before. Any help identifying it would be appreciated.

User avatar
Chris Yeates
Frequent user
Posts: 872
Joined: Tue May 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Re: Russula identification - help please

Post by Chris Yeates » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:26 am

Hello Deborah and welcome to UK Fungi
I am no expert on Russula species (too say the least) but based on a photo and some habitat notes it is well nigh impossible to suggest a name. See: ... ecies~3221

Also the information here may be of use:

Sorry not to have been of much help in this instance, but do please continue to use the site.

best wishes
"You must know it's right, the spore is on the wind tonight"
Steely Dan - "Rose Darling"

Frequent user
Posts: 404
Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:55 am
Location: Jena (Germany)

Re: Russula identification - help please

Post by mollisia » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:54 am


Chris has perectly right, when he states that Russula is usually not to identify macroscopically by foto.
But with some expercience some species can nevertheless be named with a high certainty (though not an absolute certainty ...)

In your case I would bet a lot on Russula vesca, as the general habit the colour and especially the short and conical stipe are to be seen. Also the nearly whute gills and the ecology fit well.
So, no 100% determination, but more than only a guess ....

best regards,

Post Reply