Green-cracking Russula Russula virescens (Schaeffer) Fries    Synonyms: Green Brittlegill, Quilted Green Russula.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Russulaceae   >   Genus Russula   

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MushroomExpert.com summarizes this species' taxonomy as follows: "Russula virescens, it turns out, is strictly a European species; in North America 'the virescens-crustosa group is much more complex than suspected and embraces at least a dozen taxa in the eastern US' (Buyck & collaborators, 2006). Most of these DNA-defined species have yet to be published, but Russula parvovirescens, with its blue-green colors and very large patches, is one that can be fairly easily recognized without a sequencing laboratory. As for the rest, we have no choice but to call them Russula virescens and Russula crustosa for now, while we await further publications."

There are 11 records in the project database.

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A Green-cracking Russula in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Green-cracking Russula in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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