No Common Name Russula puellaris Fries  


Found solitary, scattered, or in groups on the ground in mixed woods.


Cap: purple/rosy red or somewhat washed out; convex (flat, centrally depressed in age); margin striate; viscid when wet. Gills: pale ochre. Stalk: white (stain yellow/ochre when bruised) (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Russula puellaris (cap and gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/26/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Russula puellaris specimen found in Howard Co., Maryland (8/26/2011). Oval, warts up to 1.25 microns; measured 8.1-8.8 X 6.7-7.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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