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Russula 'purpureoflava group'

Cotter River, ACT

Russula 'purpureoflava group' at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022
Russula 'purpureoflava group' at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022
Russula 'purpureoflava group' at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022
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Identification history

Russula 'purpureoflava group' 15 Jun 2022 Heino1
Russula purpureoflava 1 Jun 2022 trevorpreston
Russula sp. 26 May 2022 Heino1
Russula sp. 26 May 2022 trevorpreston
Unidentified 25 May 2022 trevorpreston

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Fungi caps about 10cm

2 comments

   1 Jun 2022
Heino, could this be Russula purpureoflava? (p170 A field Guide to Australian Fungi by Bruce Fuhrer)
Heino1 wrote:
   1 Jun 2022
It could be the species you suggest but there are some other macroscopically similar species. Fuhrer is a good book and another is A Field Guide to Tasmanian Fungi, by Genevieve Gates & David Ratkowsky. On page 142 of the latter you'll find Russula lenkunya pictured (and one technical monograph includes another couple of violaceous to reddish-purple species in Australia). There are several genera (Russula being one) where there are now a good number of sp. sightings and which I've been thinking of splitting, not necessarily into precise species (which may not be identifiable from only a photo) but into broad groups (e.g. we could have Russula ' purpureoflava group'). One thing with some Russulas is that the cap pigments 'run' in the rain. If you look at the Russula sp. sightings you will see some with colours washed out - and such sightings could still be a challenge to put into broad groups. Anyway, I'll do something with Russulas, perhaps in the next few days.

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Australoplana alba at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Aphaenogaster longiceps (Funnel ant) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Triaenonychidae sp. (family) (A harvestman) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Aleuria sp. (An Orange peel fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Clubiona sp. (genus) (Unidentified Stout Sac Spider) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Acacia gunnii (Ploughshare Wattle) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Ramaria sp. (A Coral fungus) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Pomaderris betulina (Birch Pomaderris) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Pycnoporus coccineus (Scarlet Bracket) at Cotter River, ACT - 25 May 2022 by trevorpreston

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 25 May 2022 04:16 PM Recorded on
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