Family: Russulaceae
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Russulales:> Russulaceae:> Russula, Lactarius.
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This large group of medium to large dull to brightly coloured gilled fungi that are mycorrhizal. Found under native tea tree and beech as well as introduced exotics. This family contains two closely related genera.  
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Genus: Lactarius
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Lactarius are very simlar to Russula's in form and habitat but when there flesh is broken it exudes a milky latex which in some species has a distinctive taste and colour that is used for identification.
Lactarius clarkeae
Lactarius clarkeae
Lactarius clarkei var. aurantiorubra
Lactarius clarkei var. aurantiorubra
Lactarius tawai
Lactarius tawai
Lactarius umerensis
Lactarius umerensis
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Genus: Russula
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The cap is often depressed at maturity with white gills that discolour with age are attached to the stem never with a ring or skirta, spore print that is white to cream in colour. The tissue of the cap and stipe contain characteristic groups of spherical cells that causes the stipe to snap like chalk when bent to far.
Russula acrolamellata
Russula acrolamellata
Russula albolutescens
Russula albolutescens
Russula allochroa
Russula allochroa
Russula amoenolens
Russula amoenolens
Russula allochroa
Russula atroviridis
Russula griseoviridis
Russula griseoviridis
Russula griseobrunnea
Russula griseobrunnea
Russula griseostipitata
Russula griseostipitata
 
Russula inquinata
Russula inquinata
Russula kermesina
Russula kermesina
Russula macrocystidiata
Russula macrocystidiata
Russula multicystidiata
Russula multicystidiata
 
Russula novae-zelandiae
Russula novae-zelandiae
Russula pilocystidiata
Russula pilocystidiata
Russula pseudoaereolata
Russula pseudoaereolata
Russula rimulosa
Russula rimulosa
 
Russula rimosa
Russula roseostipitata
Russula solitaria
Russula solitaria
Russula subvinosa
Russula subvinosa
Russula tawai
Russula tawai
 
Russula vinaceocuticulata
Russula vinaceocuticulata
    
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