≡ Russula cyanoxantha var. variata (Banning) Singer
≡ Russula cyanoxantha f. variata (Banning) Kühner & Romagn.
Pileus at first globose, then expanded and centrally depressed, smooth, viscid, variable in color and even variegated, brownish or pinkish-purple, with at times a cast of green, epidermis peels easily, the extreme under margin edged with a delicate line of purple, flesh white, unchanging; lamellae white, adnexed, narrow, forked, close; stipe white, smooth, more or less tapering at the base, spongy within; spores white, echinulate, .0003 by .0003 inches; taste acrid.
Holotypus: Bot. Gaz. 6 (1): pl. 95
Published type studies: Hesler (1960).
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