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Purple-bloom Russula - Russula mariae Cap was deep purple with a white bloom and striate margins. When the bloom was rubbed off, the cap was red underneath.  Stipe and gills were white.<br />
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There were 2 mushrooms - one large and one small - whose caps had fused. The mushroom(s) were growing with their caps perpendicular to the ground.  Spotted in a coniferous forest.<br />
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I&#039;m not completely sure of the species ID, but am working on getting it confirmed.<br />
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 There were 2 mushrooms - one large and one small - whose caps had fused. The mushroom(s) were growing with their caps perpendicular to the ground. Spotted in a coniferous forest.<br />
<br />
 I&#039;m not completely sure of the species ID, but am working on getting it confirmed. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63127/purple-bloom_russula_-_russula_mariae.html<br />
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Purple-bloom Russula - Russula mariae

Cap was deep purple with a white bloom and striate margins. When the bloom was rubbed off, the cap was red underneath. Stipe and gills were white.

There were 2 mushrooms - one large and one small - whose caps had fused. The mushroom(s) were growing with their caps perpendicular to the ground. Spotted in a coniferous forest.

I'm not completely sure of the species ID, but am working on getting it confirmed.

Purple-bloom Russula - Russula mariae Cap was deep purple with a white bloom and striate margins. When the bloom was rubbed off, the cap was red underneath. Stipe and gills were white.<br />
<br />
 There were 2 mushrooms - one large and one small - whose caps had fused. The mushroom(s) were growing with their caps perpendicular to the ground. Spotted in a coniferous forest.<br />
<br />
 I'm not completely sure of the species ID, but am working on getting it confirmed. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63127/purple-bloom_russula_-_russula_mariae.html<br />
 Geotagged,Purple-bloom Russula,Russula mariae,Summer,United States

    comments (2)

  1. So pretty! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, I loved the reddish purple color! I didn't realize that the bloom would come off so easily when rubbed. Posted 2 years ago

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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 Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 17, 2018. Captured Jul 17, 2018 09:28 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm