Observation 29856: Russula atropurpurea (Krombh.) Britzelm.
When: 2009-12-05
Who: mzigler
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Recognized by sight as a Russalacea by mushroom shape; attached white gills; brittle, somewhat hard flesh making a snapping sound when cap is broken apart

Identified to species using dichotomous key in Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora

Russulacea family confirmed by the presence of sphaerocysts (round cells) in cap

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Recognized by sight: Recognized by sight as a Russalacea by mushroom shape; attached white gills; brittle, somewhat hard flesh making a snapping sound when cap is broken apart
Used references: Identified to species using dichotomous key in Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora
Based on microscopic features: Russulacea family confirmed by the presence of sphaerocysts (round cells) in cap

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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