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Russula parvovirescens
Buyck, Mitchell & Parrent




SEM photos


R. parvovirescens is a previously ignored but nevertheless common species that occurs all over the eastern United States, from Maine to Texas.

Photo © William Roody.


It looks like a small R. virescens but has a slender stipe, fragile cap and white gills.

Photo © Bart Buyck.


R. parvovirescens has distinct, cylindrical dermatocystidia in the subpellis. Some of them emerge in between the very voluminous extremities of the suprapellis.

Photo © Bart Buyck.


Using a handlens, it is very easy to see the subtle veined pattern caused by the voluminous extremities on the cap surface.

Photo © Bart Buyck.