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Russula occidentalis
western Russula

Distribution: Broad, common

Habitat: Conifer forests

Conservation Status: Not of concern


It is a medium-sized or larger mushroom, with a variably colored cap---usually it is purplish with a yellow-green center, but it can appear in many shades of purplish, olive-green, and browns, usually in mixtures. The gills are cream to pale yellowish and the stipe is white and often turns grayish in age or when handled, sometimes with a reddish phase. The flesh is white and turns reddish to grayish to black when exposed. The spores are cream-colored.

Accepted Name:
Russula occidentalis Singer

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Russula occidentalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Russula occidentalis photos.

3 photographs:
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