Cap: To 60mm, mauve, dry, not striated, shallowly convex becoming flat with large central depression, more solid than Purpureoflava.
Gills: Strong yellow, one length.
Stem: White with pink overlay, slim for a russula, chalky rind stuffed with soft flesh.
Spore print: White.
Found: Mixed eucalypt bushland in early winter. Forrest, Australian Otways ranges
Note: An Aussie species similar to Russula Emetica.
Cap: Deep purplish red becoming brilliant post-box red without purple hints, sometimes darker central depression, sticky when wet, smooth, convex with incurved margin, then centrally depressed with a striate margin that recedes.
Gills: Pure white, very fragile, close attached, adnexed to adnate, edge minutely fringed, no colouring of edges.
Stem: Pure white, very fragile and often folded over at base if moss bed is thick.
Spore print: White
Australian Russula Purpureoflava mushroom
Australian russula purpureoflava giils and stem
Caps: To 60mm, matt surface, purply red, more pronounced centrally, convex with a small central hollow, then flattening.
Gills: Yellow, close and even.
Stem: Yellow, flecked with red.
Found: Eucalypt woodland floor.
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