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Purple-bloom Russula Stunning mushroom with a purple cap, covered in white bloom. The stem was pink and gills were cream-colored. Cap size was approximately 6cm. The cap and stem were very soft, smooth, and dry to the touch. Fungus,Geotagged,Purple-bloom Russula,Russula mariae,Summer,United States,mushroom,russula Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Purple-bloom Russula

Stunning mushroom with a purple cap, covered in white bloom. The stem was pink and gills were cream-colored. Cap size was approximately 6cm. The cap and stem were very soft, smooth, and dry to the touch.

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This gorgeous Russula is common under oaks in eastern North America. It has a purple cap that is covered with a white dusting or "bloom," and its stem is flushed with a paler version of the cap color. The spore print is cream colored to pale yellow, and the taste is mild or slightly oily and unpleasant.

Similar species: Russulales
Species identified by morpheme
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 4, 2018. Captured Sep 19, 2017 10:05 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm