Russula foetens commonly known as the Stinking Russula is an inedible, common Russula mushroom found in deciduous and coniferous forests.


The cap is hemispherical and very slimy when young, soon convex, honey yellow to ochre brown and up to 10 cm in diameter. The gills and spores are pale cream. The strong stem is white or blotchy yellowish brown. The flesh has a strong acrid smell, when old has a fishy smell and bad taste.

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