Observation 100388: Russula violeipes Quelet

When: 2012-07-15

Collection location: Bad Godesberg, Germany [Click for map]

Who: deuteragenie

No specimen available

In mixed hardwood forrest. Under oak.
Stipe pink at base, white on top.
Taste: mild, pleasant.

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Recognized by sight: when older it smells like fish but is a delicious edible, stipe can or cannot be violet (fo. citrina).

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Almost certainly a R. violeipes
By: ThKgk
2012-07-16 08:48:51 PDT (-0700)

Russula amoena and amoenicolor are both reported from Germany, but they are two very, very rare species. On the other hand is Russula violeipes in Germany quite common, I mostly found them with that yellow cap and that purple stem. Normally they grow with beech, but according to Krieglsteiner you can also find them at oaks. Is the cap of amoena and amoenicolor not allways more or less purple-violett, respectively purple-brown to olive in the case of amoenicolor?

I do in no way mean
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-07-16 04:44:06 PDT (-0700)

to insult you. It’s just for not drawing hasty or rash conclusions and ID’s here.
And as fruitful debates of course.

Yes Gerhard
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-07-16 00:05:52 PDT (-0700)

I’m not doubting your ID. I have only seen violeipes twice myself..
But I thought I’d mention amoenicolor as a possible choice with the same smell, sometimes same colours, but a bit darker spores and different cells in pileipellis.
According to Funga Nordica, amoenicolor has been found in Denmark (and even Norway). If that is true, it shouldn’t be ruled out in Germany.

A Russula expert says
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-07-15 12:17:44 PDT (-0700)

that R. amoenicolor is a strict southern species. And he also claims that R. amoena is most probable a synonym of R. violeipes.
At least in my area all such finds are R. violeipes.

R. amoenicolor
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-07-15 12:15:58 PDT (-0700)

is possible too

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