No Common Name Russula adusta (Persoon) Fries  

Status:

Found solitary, scattered on ground in conifer forests.

Description:

Cap: White to buff/gray (dark brown in age); broadly convex to flat with depressed center in age; viscid when wet; margin inrolled; white flesh slowly turns pink when bruised or cut, then gray. Gills: White / cream; close; subdecurrent. Stalk: White, bruising reddish-brown; flesh white, turning pink when bruised, then gray. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Russula adusta (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Russula adusta (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Russula adusta (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2018). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Russula adusta in Howard Co., Maryland (9/28/2018). Split fruiting body showing pale pink flesh. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Russula adusta specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/9/2018). Color is artifact of photo. Ellipsoid, finely warted, hyaline; 6.0-8.1 x 5.9-6.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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