Author: Jan Scholten
English: Common Yellow Russula; Ochre Brittlegill.
German: Zitronen Täubling; Ockerweiße Täubling.
Region: Northwestern Europe, Northern States.
Habitat: deciduous and coniferous forest.
Genus: 750 species.
Use: considered edible, not particularly tasty, mild to moderately hot.
The cap is dull yellow, ±10 cm wide, convex and later flat or slightly depressed, the margin becomes furrowed when mature, and it is two-thirds peeling. The gills are white to greyish white, and are adnexed. The stipe is ± 5 cm long, ± 1 cm wide, cylindrical, white or later greyish. The taste is mild to moderately hot.