Observation 24726: Russula Pers.
When: 2008-11-08
Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting body: Cap: Purple, broadly convex becoming almost flat with a slight depression in the center. Stalk: cylindrical with rounded base, equal, rose with a purple tint. Gills: adnate, close, creamy-white.
Dimensions: Cap: 5-6cm across. Stalk: around 4.5cm tall and 2cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: whitish in mass. Roundish to ovoid, minutely warty (and not heavily), warts very small and seem not connected, 6.5-8µm. Basidia 4-spored. Cystidia among the basidia present in large numbers, looks fusiform and granular.
Occurrence: solitary to scattered, on ground (humus) under oak next to path in oak and pine area.
Comments and Observations: Chemical test: positive with KOH (yellow on stalk). Odor: mild.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’

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By: Toad
2011-08-08 23:33:44 CDT (-0400)

sure looks like it could be R. xerampelina to me. R. sanguinea would be my other guess but the pileus looks too purple.

Species unidentified
By: Nadine (nadine modad)
2009-08-25 15:19:22 CDT (-0400)

I suspect it to be R. xerampelina. Anyone has other suggestions?

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