Dawn Brittlegill Scientific name:Russula aurora (Krombh.) Bres. 1892 Synonyms:Species Fungorum 21.06.2015: Agaricus aurora Krombh. 1836 Russula lepida var. aurora (Bres.) Rea 1932 Russula rosea Quél. 1888 Russula rosea var. aurora (Krombh.) R.W. Rayner 1985 Russula velutipes Velen. 1920 Habit of Growth:
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Cap: 3-8 cm across, first hemispherical, later convex to flattened, also with a weak bump, but mostly dented, smooth, in dry dull, in wet shiny and greasy, light raspberry or pink red, against the center yellowish, center reddish brown, margin is smooth to weak striate, cup skin peelable to half.
Hymenophore: lamellae are young white, later light cream yellow, narrow, mostly forked.
Spore print: krem, Ib
Spore: elliptic, 6,5-8,1 x 5,3-6,4 μm, ornament, from small, partially elongated warts, which are morely connected to each other.
Stem: 4-7 x 1-2,5 cm, clavate, full, soft flesh, longitudinally varicose, white, apex with white net and fluffy.
Flesh: white and soft, odor pleasant spicy, taste mild to weak bitter. Chemical reactions on cup flesh: FeSO4- pink, Guaiac- orange brown, Phenol- purple brown, KOH in the hat becomes yellow.
Habitat: gregarious in hardwood and mixed forests by beech, rarely by spruce, on fresh to moist, base and nutrient poor, acidic soils, grows from summer to fall.
Remarks: similar with Russula rosea, which stem is reddish frosted, and odor like cedar.