Observation 136444: Russula mariae Peck
When: 2013-06-14
Collection location: Alva, Florida, USA [Click for map]

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By: Benjamin Dion (MykesLogos)
2013-06-15 16:32:09 EDT (-0400)

Have you ever found any down here in South FL?

Many species (of any genus) I find are often different hues/colors than their same species in other states… but out of all the purple Russula here in FL, especially south FL, R. mariae fits this the best.

R. mariae
By: Brian Looney (GibbiPicasso)
2013-06-15 07:19:49 EDT (-0400)

I haven’t seen R. mariae with such a vinaceous pileus before and the pruinose bloom seems to be sparse (if there at all). Peck mentions that a drop of water on the pruinose cap will yield a color change. Might be worth a try?

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