Notes: Terrestrial under Maple and a Hickory nearby. All parts were brittle, taste not discernible, odor slightly like apples. Cap did not peel easily; actually very little. trying to obtain some spores.
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would like to read about color variations within Russula species, read Kuo’s Russula page. It’s a very lengthy paragraph describing one authors concept of color within one species.
and this took me awhile to (I think) understand. R. atropurpurea is the name applied to a European species. The similar NA mushroom is called R. vinacea.
Cap color here seems more purple than red. Of course, with some Russula species cap color varies quite a bit. Fruity odor supports vinacea/atropurpurea/krombholzii.
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