Crowded Brittlegill Russula densifolia Secr. ex Gillet    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Russulales   >   Family Russulaceae   >   Genus Russula   

Description:

Cap: Initially white but soon grayish; smooth; broadly convex becoming vase-shaped in age; margin inrolled when young; when cut, white flesh stains red (or pink) initially, then gray or black. Gills: White/cream, close; bruise red, then black. Stalk: Similar to cap; dry, smooth (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered or groups on ground in forests.

There are 10 records in the project database.

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A Crowded Brittlegill cap in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Crowded Brittlegill gills showing black staining in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

The cut fruiting body of a Crowded Brittlegill showing red staining in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Crowded Brittlegill in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Crowded Brittlegill in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Crowded Brittlegill in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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