Rosy Russula Russula sanguinea (Bulliard) Fries  


Found solitary, scattered on ground in pine forests.


Cap: Shades of red or rose, may have pale pink or white streaks, viscid; convex, flat or depressed in age; flesh white, spongy, brittle. Gills: Cream, slightly decurrent, close, forked near stalk. Stalk: White tinged with pink or red, often with yellow stains; smooth; flesh spongy. KOH turns cap orange (J. Solem, pers. comm.).


Associated with pine forests.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Russula sanguinea (fruiting body and cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/23/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Russula sanguinea (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/23/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Rosy Russula specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/23/2011). Ellipsoid with isolated pointed warts; measured 8.2-9.3 X 6.9-7.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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