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Russula ochroleucoides Kauffman
Mycologia 9 (3): 165. 1917.

Original diagnosis

Russula ochroleucoides sp. nov.

Pileus 6–12 cm. broad, large, rigid, convex, soon expanded plane, varying straw-yellow to pale-ochraceous, usually dull-ocher to reddish-ocher toward center, pellicle adnate, soon dry and pulverulent to subrimose, even on the obtuse margin; flesh thick, compact, white, unchanging or slightly sordid in age; gills adnexed or free, rather narrow, rounded and broader in front, white or whitish, close to subdistant, shorter ones intermingled, often forked behind, intervenous; stem 4–6 cm. long, 1.5–2 cm. thick, short, rigid, equal or tapering slightly downward, white, glabrous or subpruinose, spongy-solid; spores even or minutely rough, 7–9 µ (incl. apiculus), white in mass; cystidia very few; basidia about 40 × 9 µ; taste tardily and slightly bitterish-acrid to disagreeably bitter; odor faintly aromatic or none.
Gregarious, on the ground in woods of deciduous trees. Infrequent. Elkmont, Tennessee, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. This seems to be a rather rare species and was found only three times. Although similar to R. ochroleuca in colors, it departs widely by belonging to the Rigidae, near R. virescens.


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