Russula graminea, a new green species from Fennoscandia

Authors: Vauras, Jukka & Ruotsalainen, Juhani & Liimatainen, Kare
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 52 (2012), Issue 2, pages 51-57.
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Key words: Russulales, Picea abies, Russula graminea, Fennoscandia, taxonomy

Abstract: Russula graminea, a new species occurring with Picea abies, is described and illustrated. It is known from Finland, Sweden and Norway, from southern to northern boreal zone. This rare species is distinct by the following characters: fruit bodies fairly large and robust, pileus markedly olive-green, often with yellow spots, lamellae pale yellow, mild to acrid when young, later mild, stipe white, and spores in mass ochre (IIIa-IVa).