Observation 89917: Russula vinacea Burl.

When: 2012-03-18

Collection location: Hawn State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: This grainy fleshed Russula has a typically early arrival.
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I see that atropurpurea is a synonym for vinacea.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-03-21 15:23:26 CDT (-0500)

Also, from an older post here at MO I see that vinacea had been considered a synonym for krombholzii… which MO now lists as an old name for atropurpurea. Wheh! I suspect maybe there’s currently both a Euro and a North American name/version…?

The early occurring Russula
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-03-18 10:48:39 CDT (-0500)

that I find here (usually not before May) I have IDed as what Audubon calls Blackish Red Russula (fromerly Russula krombholzii). I usually detect a slightly unpeasnatly fruity odor. I’m guessing that even in Missouri finding a Russula in mid March is just crazy!

Created: 2012-03-18 10:34:54 CDT (-0500)
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