Limacella delicata var. vinosorubescens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Limacella delicata var. vinosorubescens (Furrer-Ziogas) Gminder syn. L. roseofloccosa sensu auct. (illustrated 75% life size) Cap 5–8cm across, convex then flat, umbonate; purple at first then blood-red; finely scaly. Stem 40–60×8–14mm; white then tinted pink; with ring. Flesh wine-coloured; taste and smell mealy. Gills free, distant; white. Spores 3.5–5.3×3–4.5¼, subspherical. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed woods, usually with beech and spruce; late summer to winter. Rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Not edible.