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Russula redolens Burl.
Mycologia 13 (3): 133. 1921.

Original diagnosis

Russula redolens sp. nov.

Pileus convex, then plane, depressed in the center, up to 4.5 cm. broad; surface dark drab-green to greenish-gray, sometimes paler toward the center, viscid when wet, appearing dull and pruinose when dry, cuticle separable; margin nearly even; context white, taste strong and disagreeable, becoming slightly peppery, odor when dried like strong celery, persisting; lamellae pure-white, equal, some forking near the stipe, midway to the margin, or near the margin, venose-connected, narrow at the inner end, broadest in the center, rounded at the outer end; stipe white, tapering toward the base, spongy, becoming hollow, glabrous, 2 cm. × 1 cm. at apex, much narrower at the base; spores pure white, very minutely echinulate, 57.5 × 5.67.5 µ.

Type locality: Newfane Hill, Vermont, 1,600 ft. elevation.
Habitat: Under maple, oak and spruce, or beech trees, August 3 and 11.
Distribution: Newfane Hill and South Londonderry, Vermont.


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Nomenclatural notes

  1. The author mentions a type locality, but doesn't indicate a specific collection as the type; a lectotype should probably be designated. [mf]




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