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Beechwood sickener (Russula mairei)
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Beechwood sickener (Russula mairei)

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Found throughout the UK between the months of September and November. Its cap is approx. 6cm in diametre. The cap is pink to red, normally rounded when young, but growing flatter as it gets old. The stem and gills are pure white.

Found in woodland, especially under beech trees, hence the name.

DO NOT EAT: aftereffects would be severe vomiting and stomach cramps.

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