No Common Name Russula decolorans (Fries) Fries  


Found solitary or in groups under conifers.


Cap: Coppery-orange (sometimes yellow), smooth, viscid when wet, convex (flat with central depression in age), margin striate in age; flesh white, brittle, slowly stain gray/black when cut. Gills: Cream/yellowish-white, often forked near stalk, crowded, bruise brown. Stalk: White (gray in age or when handled), dry, smooth. KOH turns cap yellow by dissolving orange pigments (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

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Russula decolorans (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Russula decolorans (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2010). Note forking at stem. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Russula decolorans (yellow cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2010). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spore from a Russula decolorans specimen collected in Howard Co., Maryland (11/17/2011). Ellipsoid with warts up to 1.5 microns; measured 12.3 X 9.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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