Russula species?

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Bob Hazell
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Russula species?

Post by Bob Hazell » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:06 pm

I found this solitary fungus today whilst walking in Wappenbury Wood near Coventry. Although mixed woodland this fungus was in an area of deciduous trees. Unfortunately its centre had been eaten/removed. The cap was approx. 4cms across and a deep wine/brown colour - the red wine appearing more obvious at the edge. The stipe was short and white as were the gills. Is it possible to identify the species with this limited information?
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marc t
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Re: Russula species?

Post by marc t » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:03 am

Hi Bob

It looks like a charcoal burner to me.

Marc

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Re: Russula species?

Post by Bob Hazell » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Thanks for responding Marc. I appreciate with limited information you can not be 100% certain - charcoal burner was one of the possibilities I was considering. Thanks again for your better informed opinion.

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