Beeswax Russula Russula earlei Peck  


Found scattered on ground in deciduous or mixed forests.


Cap: Pale to dark yellow; waxy; viscid when wet; lumpy; convex to depressed in age; fleshwhite to pale yellow. Gills: White becoming yellow in age; waxy; widely spaced; bruise pale reddish-brown. Stalk: White or pale yellow; dry; surface roughened; equal or expanded at apex. Does not look (or feel)like a typical Russula (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Beeswax Russula in Howard Co., Maryland (7/14/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Beeswax Russula (old caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Beeswax Russula (fruiting bodies showing gills and stalks) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Beeswax Russula specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/11/2012). Nearly round, roughened; measured 4.6-5.7 X 4.1-5.0 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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