Russula vinacea 5058

Russula vinacea (atropurpurea)5058

"Blackish-red Russula, "Black & Purple Russula”

   Smooth non-striate, dark purple cap splashed with ochre and having nearly black center.  Short white stipe becomes gray with maturity. Faint scent of apples. Spores pure white. Sometimes cream-colored gills are spotted with rust-red and are forked near stem.