Russula EmeticaRussula emetica
Emetic Russula (Dangerous)
Cap or Pileus - Rosy tint to rich red. Flesh thin. The margin furrowed with parallel lines. Skin separable, somewhat viscid. Cap diameter of specimen photographed, 3 1/2 inches.
Gills or Lamellae - White. Usually uniform, occasionally unequal; broad and brittle.
Stem or Stipe - Rosy. Swollen near the base. Specimen photographed, 2 1/2 inches long.
Spores - White.
Flesh - White, unless just under the skin, where it may be pink. Very fragile. Peppery to the taste.
Taste - Acrid and biting.
Time - July to November.
Habitat - In damp meadows, in woods, in grassy places, under nine trees and firs.