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The Fungi World (127) : Russula turci

The Fungi World (127) : Russula turci

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (127) : Russula turci

It’s the first time I spotted a fungus growing so closely to the waterfront, with its feet nearly in the water.

The shot shows an old specimen of Russula turci, a fungus that grows mostly on clay soil.
It has a distinct smell of iodoform (a disinfectant that reminds of the typical ‘hospital air’).

For one reason or another, there exists no English name for this fungus.

Dutch name : Jodoformrussula
German name : Jodoform-Täubling
Latin name : Russula turci

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