Russula ornaticeps Burl. (3 Photos and Description)

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Russula ornaticeps starts out with a convex purple-pinkish cap that is paler on the disc and it becomes slightly vase-shaped as it matures. With maturity, the margin is somewhat striate. The pruinose cuticle is peelable about half way to the center. The gills are close and white but become spotted with a brownish rusty color along the edge. They are narrower at the stipe and the margin than in between. The stem is white tinged with purple-pink and tapers at the base. The taste is mild to slowly acrid. These can be found in mid-summer under hardwoods.

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Russula ornaticeps 

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