Russula genus

Common Names: Russula
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Russula

This is a catch-all for unidentified fungi in the Russula genus, many of which are impossible to ID from photograph alone and require microscopic analysis. They are typically common, fairly large, and brightly colored - making them one of the most recognizable genera among mycologists and mushroom collectors. Their distinguishing characteristics include usually brightly colored caps (often red), a white to dark yellow spore print, brittle, attached gills, an absence of latex, and absence of partial veil or volva tissue on the stem.

Edible Notes: Russula is mostly free of deadly poisonous species, and mild-tasting ones are generally considered edible.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.