Scaly russula (Russula virescens) photo and description

Scaly russula (Russula virescens)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Russulaceae (Russula)
  • Genus: Russula (Russula)
  • Species: Russula virescens (Scaly russula)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Russula greenish


  • Russula greenish

Scaly russula

The mushroom has a cap with a diameter of 5-15 cm. In youth, the scaly russula looks like a hemisphere, and as it grows, it deepens towards the center, and the edges are slightly turned inside out. The cap is colored green or gray-green, the skin along the edges may be slightly torn, some mushrooms have white areas on it. Up to half of the cap, the peel is easily removed. The mushroom has rare white plates, the color of which gradually turns to fawn. Spore white powder. The leg is also white in color, with dense and fleshy pulp, nutty spicy taste.

Scaly russula mainly grows in deciduous forests, mainly in areas with acidic soil. It is best collected in summer and autumn.

In terms of its taste, this mushroom resembles a green russula, and outwardly it is very much like a pale toadstool, which is very poisonous and dangerous to human health and life.

Serum greenish

Greenish russula belongs to edible mushrooms and is considered the best among all other russula in terms of taste. It can be used in food boiled, as well as dried, pickled or salted.

Video about the mushroom russula scaly: