Russula suecica, a new red species from Northem Fennoscandia

Authors: Vauras, Jukka & Ruotsalainen, Juhani & Liimatainen, Kare
Journal: Karstenia, Volume 56 (2016), Issue 1-2, pages 5-12.
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Key words: Agaricales, Basidiomycetina, Fennoscandia, Russula, Russulales, taxonomy

Abstract:  Russula suecica, a new species occurring e.g. with species of Betula, is described and illustrated. It is known from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Canada, U.S.A. and Russia, from southern boreal zone to low-alpine belt. This species has fairly large fruit bodies, with red pileus, often with cream to whitish splodges, white stipe, often with reddish glimmer, very acrid taste, smell like Russula emetica, and creamy-yellow spore print.