Russula golden-red russula (Russula aurea) photo and description

Rusula golden-red (Russula aurea)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Incertae sedis (undefined)
  • Order: Russulales
  • Family: Russulaceae (Russula)
  • Genus: Russula (Russula)
  • Species: Russula aurea (Russula golden-red)


Russula aurata

Rusula golden-red (Russula aurata)

Russula aurea belongs to the class of agaricomycetes, russula family.

The growing area is very large, the mushroom is found everywhere in the forests of Europe, Asia, North America. Prefers to grow in small groups.

The mushroom is lamellar, has a pronounced cap and leg.

The cap of young mushrooms is bell-shaped; later it becomes completely flat, with small depressions. The surface is mucus-free, the skin separates well from the pulp.

Plates are even, often located, ocher color. In many specimens, the edges of the plates are bright yellow.

The color of the cap itself can be different - yellow, brick, red, with a purple tint.

The leg of this type of russula is dense, with numerous scales on the surface. The color is creamy, older mushrooms may have a brownish color.

The structure of the pulp is dense, has no odor, and tastes slightly sweet. There is no bitterness. The lumpy spores of Russula aurata have scars that form a mesh.