Camembert Brittlegill Scientific name:Russula amoenolens Romagn. 1952 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 18.06.2015: Habit of Growth:
Mushroom is not protected Trees: Quercus (Oak)d0d0
Cap: 4-10 cm across, first hemispherical, later flattened and infundibuliform, smooth, dull, in wet greasy-slimy, olive to grey brown, in the middle grey black, margin striate, cup skin peelable to half of the cup.
Hymenophore: first white, later light creamy, narrow adnate, many forked.
Spore print: cream, IIa-b
Spore: elliptic, 6,3-8,1 x 5,2-6 μm, ornament, with isolated warts, which are only partially connected.
Stem: 3-7 x 1-2,5 cm, cylindrical to little curved, base often tapering, full, later chambered hollow, weak longitudinally veined, first white, later light gray brown.
Flesh: white, odor almond like, taste acrid.
Chemical reactions on cup flesh: FeSO4- light grey pink, Guaiac- dark green, Phenol- reddish brown.
Habitat: solitary to gregarious in hardwood and mixed forests, in parks, by oak, on fresh and dry, neutral to acidic soils, grows from late summer to fall.
Remarks: similar with Russula insignis, which is also growing by oak, but has different odor.