Crowded Brittlegill Russula densifolia Secr. ex Gillet  

Description:

Cap: Initially white but soon grayish; smooth; broadly convex becoming vase-shaped in age; margin inrolled when young; when cut, white flesh stains red (or pink) initially, then gray or black. Gills: White/cream, close; bruise red, then black. Stalk: Similar to cap; dry, smooth (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered or groups on ground in forests.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Crowded Brittlegill cap in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Crowded Brittlegill gills showing black staining in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

The cut fruiting body of a Crowded Brittlegill showing red staining in Howard Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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