(Russula paludosa)

Conservation Status
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Hintapink is a large, brightly colored mushroom. It is found on the ground in mixed woods and coniferous forests from early summer to early autumn. It grows on the roots of pines.

The cap is convex when young. As it ages it flattens and sometimes develops a shallow depression at the center. It is bright orangish-red, scarlet, or brownish-red, sometimes with pale areas. It is dull, slimy when wet, and 2 to 6 in diameter. The skin peels easily from the edge to on-half to three-quarters of the way to the center. The margin becomes marked with fine, vertical grooves and ridges with age.

The gills are creamy white at first, turning pale yellowish-orange (ochre) with age. They are fairly closely spaced and are narrowly attached to the stalk.

The stalk is white and is sometimes partially or completely flushed with pink. It is smooth, 1¼ to 6 tall, and to 1¼ in diameter. It is sometimes slightly wider at the base.

The flesh is firm and white. The taste is mild. Like all Russulas, it is brittle, not fibrous, leading to the common name for this genus, Brittlegill.

The spores are pale cream in color.

This mushroom is edible but can be easily mistaken for Russula emetica, a poisonous mushroom.


Similar Species

Habitat and Hosts

Mycorrhizal with pines




Early summer to early autumn


Distribution Map



4, 7, 24, 26, 29, 30, 77.




Widespread but not uncommon

  Kingdom Fungi (fungi)  
  Subkingdom Dikarya  
  Division Basidiomycota (club fungi)  
  Subdivision Agaricomycotina (jelly fungi, yeasts, and mushrooms)  
  Class Agaricomycetes (mushrooms, bracket fungi, puffballs, and allies)  
  Subclass Agaricomycetidae  
  Order Russulales  
  Family Russulaceae (milkcaps, brittlegills, and allies)  


Russula (brittlegills)  
  Subgenus Russula  
  Subsection Paludosinae  





Common Names


Bog Russula











A symbiotic, usually beneficial relationship between a fungus and the tiny rootlets of a plant, usually a tree.

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Holubinka jahodová - Russula paludosa
Jiří Laštůvka - Kudláček

Published on Feb 18, 2013

Výskyt červenec až září ve vlhkých jehličnatých lesích, v mechu, borůvčí, vřesu a na rašeliništích, přirozených smrčinách. Upřednostňuje původní bory a borové monokultury kyselé půdy a také horské a podhorské smrčiny. http://kudluvfotoatlashub.blog.cz/1302/holubinka-jahodova-russula-paludosa




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  Hintapink (Russula paludosa) | Scientific Mushroom Profile | Shroomers

Jun 24, 2022

Russula paludosa was scientifically described by M. Britzelmayr and effectively published in 1891. The name Russula paludosa is of type basionym. For further information, please see M. Britzelmayr (1891) linked below. The scientific classification of Russula paludosa is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Russulales, Russulaceae, Russula. Russula paludosa is also known for its Latin synonyms Russula elatior, Russula integra var. rubrotincta and Russula olgae as well as 3 more synonyms.

  Holubinka jahodová - Russula paludosa
Jiří Laštůvka - Kudláček

Uploaded on Jun 19, 2011

Takto to momentálně vypadá s růstem holubinek. Na sto metrech čtverečních jich včera bylo na stovky. Mám zde zychycené jak jsou rozseté po lese. Z 95% tu je holubinka jahodová, ze 3% h. odbarvená a ze 2% ostatní.




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