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Russula mariae

Purple-bloom Russula

Family Russulaceae


Potentially Edible
Dry, purple to deep purple-red cap with white gills and white-purple stalk.

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Description

Cap: 2.5-5 cm (1-2") wide. Convex to flat, slightly sunken. Dry, powdery to velvety. Purple to maroon.

Flesh: White, brittle.

Gills: Attached, close, narrow and white to yellow.

 


Cap and Purple Stalk (Limor Weizmann Ponkapoag Bog, MA and Peru, MA)
Cap and Purple Stalk

Gills (Limor Weizmann Ponkapoag Bog, MA and Peru, MA)
Gills





Stalk:
2.5-7.5 cm (1-3") long and 1-2.5 cm (3/8-1") thick. Whitish purple to pink.

Spore print: White to cream.

 


Habitat and Range

Near oak on ground in woods or grassy area. Individual to several. Canada to Florida, west to Michigan  

Season

June-October.

 

 

Purple Stalk (Limor Weizmann Ponkapag Bog, MA and Peru, MA)
Purple Stalk

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