When: 2008-09-19

Collection location: Mingo Wildlife Refuge, near Puxico, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: MOFunGuy (jrapp)

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Notes:
I’m working on ID for this small-medium Russula which was found September 19th, 2008 at Mingo Wildlife Area in Southeastern Missouri in a rocky, hilly Ozark mixed hardwood area. The gills and stem are white, the cap is a powdery light blue-grey color with some violet tinges and light-colored center. I’ve considered gracilis, subgraminicolor, azurea, grisea, fragilis, variata, but none of the references or online sources have a description or image that matches very well.

Whadya think it is ???

MOFunGuy

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:56 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mingo Wildlife Refuge, near Puxico (Southeast) Missouri, USA’ to ‘Mingo Wildlife Refuge, near Puxico, Missouri, USA’

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update …
By: MOFunGuy (jrapp)
2008-12-22 23:29:09 CST (-0500)

Some observers have suggested cyanoxantha and parazurea. Here’s a citation:

http://www.svims.ca/council/Russul.htm#n500

I’m now leaning to the parazurea