Greencracked Brittlegill - Russula virescens
As its common name suggests, the cap of Russula virescens (Russulaceae) is quite distinctive, cracked, with green patches on a very pale green or whitish background creating a ‘quilted’ effect. With age the green colouring fades from the centre to a dull brownish-ochre.
Russula virescens is one of the fines of edible brittlegills; it has a nutty flavour which is niticeably enhanced by the process of drying. This delicious mushroom can be found in Europe, much of Asia, northern Africa, and also in North America.
Photo credit: ©Patrick Schifferli | Locality: unknown (2013)