Observation 167754: Russula atropurpurea (Krombh.) Britzelm.
When: 2014-06-18
No herbarium specimen

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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By: Phil (gunchky)
2016-01-25 13:43:56 EST (-0500)

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.

Like I had said…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-01-17 19:35:43 EST (-0500)

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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