Purple-bloom Russula Russula mariae Peck  

Status:

Found scattered in hardwood forests, especially among oaks.

Description:

Cap purplish or purplish-red, often with olive/yellow/brown tones; margin grooved in age. Stalk white, usually flushed with pink. Close white gills (cream in age), often forked (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Purple-bloom Russula in Howard Co., Maryland (8/17/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Fruiting bodies of Purple-bloom Russula in Howard Co., Maryland (7/2/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Purple-bloom Russula (side, gills, young cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (7/2/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Purple-bloom Russula growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/3/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores of Purple-bloom Russula collected in Howard Co., Maryland (7/2/2013). Nearly round with prominences up to 1.2 microns; measured 6.7-7.4 X 5.7-6.6 microns. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Purple-bloom Russula in Howard Co., Maryland (8/17/2017). Warted, oval; measured 6.4-7.6 X 5.7-6.3 microns Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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