Observation 15559: Russula parazurea Jul. Schäff.

When: 2008-09-19

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

Who: MOFunGuy (jrapp)

No specimen available

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 ???


[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 20:29:09 PST (-0800)

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


I’m now leaning to the parazurea

Created: 2008-12-19 18:50:02 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2010-10-28 18:41:33 PDT (-0700)
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