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botanical name:
Russula emetica
Russula emetica © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  The Sickener
family:  Russulaceae
characteristics: fungus
height: 0.20m
width: 0.10m
growth rate:
growth habit:
leaf colour:
flower colour:
fruit colour: maroon
stem/bark: white
main season: Autumn
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Fruiting bodies have caps with brownish-red tops, cream or straw-coloured gills and white or pinkish flesh. Stems are white and usually bulbous at the base. The skin is thin and fragile, often peeling to show the flesh underneath, and has a sticky surface. White spores. Grows in association with tree roots.

By spores.

other notes:
Native to Europe, Asia and North America. Common, usually found in woodlands, coniferous or broad-leaved.

Toxic, causes nausea and vomitting.
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