Russula emetica

     There are 10,000 known species of fungi known to grow through out the world, and some scientist estimate that we have only discovered 1/4-1/5 of all possible fungi. Hiding in the underbrush fungi often times doesn't get the credit it deserves. Discoveries such as penicillin, yeast (Saccharomyces cerivisia)usage (for bread and beer). Though fungi can also be damage effects almost on the scale of pathogens such as Plasmodium falciparum  or have psychedelic effects as displayed by the Psilocybe cubensis (magic mushrom). This webpage will being focusing on one of the less appetizing varieties of fungi Russula emetica. The fungus Russulas emetica is a poisonous fungus that has earned the name the vomiting Russula by causing anyone unlucky to consume it to do as the name says and upchuck.

This webpage will go into depth on the classification,habitat, adaptations, reproductions and interactions of the Russula emetica