- any fungus of the large basidiomycetous genus Russula, of typical toadstool shape and often brightly coloured, such as the yellow R. ochroleuca and R. lutea, the green R. aeruginea, the violet-pink R. fragilis, and the purple R. atropurpurea
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Russula is so named because of its likeness in color to some species of the genus Russula.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
In Lactarius and Russula the trama, or inner substance, is vesicular.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Equal gills, extreme brittleness, and dry, firm texture are characteristic of the whole Russula family.
The species of Russula are very characteristic, and the genus is easily recognized in most cases after a little experience.
Vesiculose, full of small rounded vesicles, as the trama of the pileus of a Russula.