Russula flavida

Russula flavida

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Russula flavida is a member of the large mushroom genus Russula, described in 1880 by American botanist and mycologist Charles Christopher Frost and found in North America and parts of Asia. It has a bright yellow to orange yellow cap and stipe and white gills.

A variant, R. flavida var. dhakurianus, was described in 2005 from Kumaon in the Indian Himalaya.

The species contains the pigment russula-flavidin and a related compound.


Ecology: Mycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially oaks (occasionally reported under conifers); growing alone, scattered, or gregariously; summer through fall; fairly widely distributed east of the Rocky Mountains, but apparently more common in the southeast.



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Russula lutea:
Russula claroflava:

Russula ochroleucoides: 

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